dreamily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv dreamily in a dreamy manner "`She would look beautiful in the new dress,' Tommy said dreamily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Dreamily As if in a dream; softly; slowly; languidly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dreamily In a dreamy manner; as a dream.
    • dreamily As in a dreaming state; in reverie; idly.
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Usage

In literature:

Denzil looked at her dreamily.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
They saw her gaze about her dreamily and mournfully; then she seemed to be recalling and reciting some favorite part.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
The pond rippled dreamily.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
The elder Ribsam took several puffs from his pipe, his eyes fixed dreamily on the fire, as though in deep meditation.
"Through Forest and Fire" by Edward Ellis
Uncle Ish stared dreamily into the flames.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
He leaned forward and watched Carl, who was staring dreamily into the fire.
"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks
After sunset one evening he lay dreamily on his bed when he seemed to hear a voice.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
She did not trouble to open it, but slipped it into the bosom of her dress and walked dreamily away.
"Adrien Leroy" by Charles Garvice
She had given no answer to his question, but only gazed dreamily out over the river.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
I told him," added the boy dreamily, "that we had lots ourselves.
"The Halo" by Bettina von Hutten
And one day he sat there, dreamily watching old Father Thames, as he murmured and bubbled along, outside the stone boundary.
"The House of Walderne" by A. D. Crake
She sat thinking, her hands clasped, her eyes dreamily fixed on the flame of the candle.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
Instead, she rested her chin in the palms of her hands and gazed dreamily out over the water.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea" by Janet Aldridge
You have always been so good and kind to me, Walter,' she said dreamily.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
Cinderella clasped her hands about her knees and gazed dreamily into the fireplace.
"Everychild" by Louis Dodge
I listened dreamily, and to my own thoughts as well.
"On the Church Steps" by Sarah C. Hallowell
Happy Guel-Bejaze sits in Halil's lap and dreamily allows herself to be cradled in his arms.
"Halil the Pedlar" by Mór Jókai
He stood there in the brilliant sunlight, bareheaded still; looking dreamily off across the wide reach of the canyon.
"Beth Norvell" by Randall Parrish
But it was useless; we stopped, and the moon, from within the mistiness of an immense halo, looked dreamily upon our heads.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Cyclona raised her head and looked at him dreamily.
"The Way of the Wind" by Zoe Anderson Norris
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In poetry:

You had come for cherries; these
Dreamily I climbed for while
You still questioned with a smile,
And still tried to tease.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Galahad sits dreamily;
What strange things may his eyes see,
Great blue eyes fix'd full on me?
On his soul, Lord, have mercy.
"The Chapel In Lyonesse" by William Morris
Dreamily the chief from out the songnet
Drew his hand and touched the woman's head:
"Know they not, then, love in Srahmandazi?
Has a king no bride among the dead?"
"Srahmandazi" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Hushed and dreamy lay the House of Dying,
Dreamily the sunlight upward failed,
Dreamily the chief on eyes that loved him
Looked with eyes the coming twilight veiled.
"Srahmandazi" by Sir Henry Newbolt
And then my passing from cell to clay,
Dreamily, dreamily!
My gray head lying on ashes gray,
Sleepily, sleepily!
But no woman-angel hovering above,
Ready to clasp me in deathless love!
"If I Were A Monk, And If Thou Wert A Nun" by George MacDonald
And at last, thy tired soul passing away,
Dreamily, dreamily—
Its worn tent fluttering in slow decay,
Sleepily, sleepily—
Over thee held the crucified Best,
But no warm cheek to thy cold cheek pressed!
"If I Were A Monk, And If Thou Wert A Nun" by George MacDonald

In news:

Men's Wear in Milan: Still Dreamily Masculine.
Men's Wear in Milan: Still Dreamily Masculine .
Dreamy girls who dreamily dream of meeting their True Loves -- that would be Giselle (Amy Adams), who aspires to the job of princess.
At one point in director Terrence Malick's artful, existential drama "The Tree of Life , " his camera dreamily settles over an awe-inspiring flock of birds in flight.
At one point in director Terrence Malick's artful, existential drama "The Tree of Life, " his camera dreamily settles over an awe-inspiring flock of birds in flight.
The dreamily gorgeous music Ohio couple Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler have been making together for over a decade and a half was summed up on a best-of album, Discount Fireworks, earlier this year.
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