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  • adverb in a dreamy manner


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  • Her goal is help her patients live less stressfully and sleep more dreamfully so they can fuel their lives organically.

    Sharon Glassman: Want to Sleep Better? Learn to Dream Better 2010

  • Crichton_ was merely dreamfully suggestive of the past and future of the action; and the second act ended pictorially, without a word.

    The Theory of the Theatre Clayton Hamilton

  • There is no divine inspiration in having only one passion left, nor in dreamfully accepting or renouncing all the passions together.

    The Life of Reason George Santayana 1907

  • Presently, as singers dreamfully play with a flitting chorus, he began repeating to himself, "Better be a worm, and feed on the mulberries of Daphne, than a king's guest."

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ 1901

  • There were mornings when the glittering purple and orange domes of the oaks and maples swam in the mist dreamfully, so beautiful the eyes lingered upon them wistfully.

    A Spoil of Office A Story of the Modern West Hamlin Garland 1900

  • And I swear that nothing desolated me more than the strapping and the labelling of my trunks that morning after I had slept, dreamfully, in the bed that I should never use again -- the bed that, indeed, was even then the property of a furniture dealer.

    Sacred and Profane Love Arnold Bennett 1899

  • "Billie," he murmured, dreamfully, "what kind of pie do you like best?"

    The Open Boat 1894

  • "Billie," he murmured, dreamfully, "what kind of pie do you like best?"

    Men, Women, and Boats Stephen Crane 1885

  • Amid a bustle of gossip and banter, the horses retained their air of solemn rumination, twisting their lower jaws from side to side and sometimes rubbing noses dreamfully.

    The Little Regiment Stephen Crane 1885

  • The old folio had a look of venerable significance about it, and whether it called up some association of childhood, concerned in some fearful fancy, or dreamfully he dreaded the necromancer's art, suggested by late experience, made him uneasy.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock George MacDonald 1864


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