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re vuh ree

  • n  absentminded dreaming while awake
  • n  an abstracted state of absorption

  • A red-faced American tourist broke the reverie.
  • The Warm Reverie of Reagan's Retirement .
  • And in a reverie on his double hernia, Meyer writes: "Cause: hunkeringly horizontal hyper-activity about atop ?Castle on Mulholland's' slick-sick sheets (lacking tooth).

  • Jawaharlal Nehru in Hindu
    ...there been no respect for the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person, India would never have acquired the status of what Jawaharlal Nehru called "an ancient palimpsest on which layer upon layer of thought and reverie had been...
  • Vsevolod Meyerhold in New York Times
    For a scene set at a Polish ball, Meyerhold wrote that he wanted a "full orchestra in a social setting performing three numbers, 'Reverie,' 'Polonaise,' and 'Mazurka,' which Prokofiev composed. Mr. Vasen has placed some of the musicians and the...
  • Brooks Atkinson in Barre Montpelier Times Argus
    Taking as his material three periods in the history of a placid New Hampshire town, Mr. Wilder has transmuted the simple events of human life into universal reverie,wrote Brooks Atkinson, New York Times theater critic, after the show's 1938...

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