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Synonyms for trance

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the condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

Synonyms for trance

a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing

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Yes, I see pockets," the man in the trance was saying.
He had a ball of string, and an instrument for making a hole in the wooden floor--I made a little play with that hole in the floor in my trance, by the way; with the lights left on below, it shone like a new shilling.
May I ask, ma'am, if you have ever seen her in a state of trance with your own eyes?
My sister and I both saw her in the trance, little more than a month since," Mrs.
It was then that Tippet appeared to come out of his trance, for with a cry of terror he turned and fled to the left.
He fell into the habit, when starting on a long journey, of fixing his eye on a high and distant object, commanding his horses to begin, and then going into a sort of a trance of observation.
replied Mr Squeers, looking fixedly at his old pupil in a sort of rapturous trance.
Mr Squeers sat himself down on the opposite seat to the unfortunate Smike, and, planting his hands firmly on his knees, looked at him for some five minutes, when, seeming to recover from his trance, he uttered a loud laugh, and slapped his old pupil's face several times--taking the right and left sides alternately.
It was just as if the people within were under a charm, and had fallen into a trance till they came out again into the street; for then--oh, then--they could chatter enough.
There is passion, adoration, in his eyes, and he goes about in a sort of trance, gazing in ecstasy at the swelling sails, the foaming wake, and the heave and the run of her over the liquid mountains that are moving with us in stately procession.
Next day he received from Alexey Alexandrovitch a final answer, refusing to grant Anna's divorce, and he understood that this decision was based on what the Frenchman had said in his real or pretended trance.
It was indeed but a passing trance, that only made me feel with renewed acuteness so soon as, the unnatural stimulus ceasing to operate, I had returned to my old habits.
Many officers of ships can no doubt recall a case in their experience when just such a trance of confounded stoicism would come all at once over a whole ship's company.
A woman who trances "becomes an object to herself, an actor in a script.
Heavy percussion, often with no other musical accompaniment, is used worldwide, among cultures that have no contact with one another, to induce trances and states of euphoria and even possession.