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  • n  a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
  • n  a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep
  • v  attract; cause to be enamored

  • But give Babylon an hour, and the techno-trance music has lured some newcomers.
  • Her hypnotherapist stayed by her side throughout, monitoring her trance state and refocusing her mind when it drifted.
  • They've been in that trance for so long that they have what is called the 1,000-year stare.
News & Articles

  • PSU attack suspect claims sex addiction trance
    PORTLAND -- The man arrested for attacking and sexually assaulting a Portland State University student pleaded not guilty Wednesday and said he was "in a trance" when it happened. Nate Justin Wheeler, 40, was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse after police say he followed a female student from a MAX train to Neuberger Hall, on the PSU campus. The woman told officers he attacked ...
    June 12, 2013 - KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

  • Patrick Chan in Toronto Star
    The feeling of the crowd rising was phenomenal,said Chan, 17, who becomes the youngest Canadian men's champion. "I did not expect this. This whole season has been like a dream. I'm still in a trance right now. I guess that's the beginning...
  • Takeru Kobayashi in International Herald Tribune
    During a contest, I get in a zone where it's just me and the food,Kobayashi said after the match, with pea-green chicken sauce splattered all over his black T-shirt. "Sometimes it's like I'm in a trance."
  • Didier Cuche in USA Today
    I was a bit cautious from the start, but after that, I can't tell you. I was in a trance,said Cuche, who had his first World Cup win 10 years ago in Kitzbuehel.

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