dreamily dreamily


  • (adv) in a dreamy manner



  1. This particular cover isolates, for maximum effect, the stark black-and-white photo of a woman sleeping, dreamily out of focus.
  2. Once upon a time, little girls agrowing used to think dreamily of the day they would matriculate at Vassar, Smith, Wellesley, Bryn Mawr or Sweet Briar.
  3. Hippies gazed dreamily through the barred door of Edward Kienholz's The State Hospital into a Lysol-scented interior where lay the pathetic form of a lunatic old man.


  • Whetting a few appetites

    Visitors who stop for a scoop will not feel that the old-fashioned ice cream parlor has faded away, but they may be surprised to find wasabi-crusted tuna with soba noodles and exotic mushroom ravioli offered alongside burgers and sundaes. Even our busy server, attending to a large crowd on a July weeknight, stopped dreamily for a second and stared over our heads as the pink of sunset started to ...
    on July 14, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  • Early in Point Omega, his 15th novel, DeLillo writes: "The true life is not reducible to words spoken or written, not by anyone, ever. The true life takes place when we're alone, thinking, feeling, lost in memory, dreamily self-aware, the...
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Don DeLillo Source: The Australian

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