REVERIE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of REVERIE
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reverie
 n.  daydream; state of abstracted musing; absent-minded dreaming while awake
Classic Sentence: (94 in 7 pages)
1  Mrs. Elmhurst roused herself from her reverie; and looked at her programme.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
2  The swineherd stood gazing after the travellers until they were lost under the boughs of the forest path, when he was disturbed from his reverie by the voice of Wamba.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  She was in a reverie of sweet remembrances.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  Why, Fanny, you are absolutely in a reverie.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  Now, this must be very bad for you," said he, suddenly rousing from a little reverie, "to be coming and finding us here.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
6  She was in a desponding reverie.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
7  While the furze-gatherers had desultorily conversed thus Eustacia's face gradually bent to the hearth in a profound reverie, her toe unconsciously tapping the dry turf which lay burning at her feet.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
8  He looked at her wistfully, then seemed to fall into a reverie, as if he were forgetting what he observed.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
9  She was disturbed in her reverie by a voice behind, and turning her head beheld the old lover and fortunate inheritor of wealth immediately beside her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 8 Eustacia Hears of Good Fortune, and Beholds Evil
10  We had walked several times up and down the lawn, neither Miss Stoner nor myself liking to break in upon his thoughts before he roused himself from his reverie.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
11  He had fallen into a reverie, with the moss-rose between his fingers.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
12  She did not know that her face had changed, that reverie had brought a softness to her face which Rhett had never seen before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
13  So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of reverie lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
14  He seemed to have abandoned himself to a reverie, and to be seeing pleasing visions in the amber bead.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
15  When she came back Robert was not examining the pictures and magazines as before; he sat off in the shadow, leaning his head back on the chair as if in a reverie.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVI
Example Sentence:
1  He was awakened from his reverie by the teacher's question.
2  Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.