nightmare


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a situation resembling a terrifying dream

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a terrifying or deeply upsetting dream

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There was such anguish in the gush of grief that accompanied this raving, that my compassion made me overlook its folly, and I drew off, half angry to have listened at all, and vexed at having related my ridiculous nightmare, since it produced that agony; though WHY was beyond my comprehension.
Slowly the sparkle point of consciousness and identity that was John Tarwater sank, deeper and deeper, into the profounds of his being that had been compounded ere man was man, and while he was becoming man, when he, first of all animals, regarded himself with an introspective eye and laid the beginnings of morality in foundations of nightmare peopled by the monsters of his own ethic- thwarted desires.
And here, in the unforgetable crypts of man's unwritten history, unthinkable and unrealizable, like passages of nightmare or impossible adventures of lunacy, he encountered the monsters created of man's first morality that ever since have vexed him into the spinning of fantasies to elude them or do battle with them.
Raoul, you have seen death's heads, when they have been dried and withered by the centuries, and, perhaps, if you were not the victim of a nightmare, you saw HIS death's head at Perros.
After he had gone the women sat about and moaned and wailed until Jane thought that she should go mad; but, knowing that they were doing it all out of the kindness of their hearts, she endured the frightful waking nightmare of those awful hours in dumb and patient suffering.
To see him leap and run and pursue me over hedge and ditch was the worst of nightmares.
At first I had supposed "the dead man's chest" to be that identical big box of his upstairs in the front room, and the thought had been mingled in my nightmares with that of the one-legged seafaring man.
Almost 24 years ago the world was introduced to Tim Burton's animated film, "The Nightmare Before Christmas.
The nightmares, fears, and all manner of what-ifs that inhabit this shadow world are unfamiliar to him--all except one: the Lairdbalor, Jamie's personal nightmare, once relegated to his dreams.
A second manga based on Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' is scheduled for release in spring of 2018 according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Best practice guide for the treatment of nightmare disorder in adults.
Horror legend Robert Englund, star of eight Nightmare on Elm Street films, was at the city's Nostalgia and Comics shop to make the worst nightmares of his fans come true.
Not so with The Nightmare, a jarringly silly doc that attempts to suggest the phenomenon of sleep paralysis is evidence of the paranormal.
Draw a picture of your nightmare, but add ridiculousand silly details," suggests Dr.
The occurrence of one nightmare in the preceding 3 months was reported by 11.