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  • n. Alternative spelling of reverie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as reverie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See reverie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • To give an old woman only a chair and a bed, to leave her no cupboard in which her treasures may be stowed, not only that she may take them out when she desires occupation, but that their mind may dwell upon them in moments of revery, is to reduce living almost beyond the limit of human endurance.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • Perhaps he had tired himself of rhymes; or perhaps the mechanism of verse-making had been replaced by that kind of sentiment, or that kind of revery, which is common to the temperaments of those who indulge in verse-making.

    Kenelm Chillingly β€” Volume 01

  • Adrian mused a moment; and the result of his revery was a determination to delay for another sun his departure to Palestrina -- to take advantage of the nature of the revel, and to join the masquerade.

    Rienzi, Last of the Roman Tribunes

  • Dickinson or no, the idea of "revery" in place of the "reverend" is very pleasing.

    If you were getting married, would you want a wedding?

  • When I made a fish soup in the French style soupe de poisson, D sat there in a kind of revery, like he was communicating with God and when he finished simply told me it was very good.

    At My Table

  • She would spend hours in this kind of revery, in the large unfurnished parlor, at our own house at Lavenham.

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor

  • Fang learns too that he must forage for his food, so he becomes a clever thief. 27 And during his revery (to make the parallels with Buck more trite than they already are), he wanders to the edge of the forest and stands β€œand listens to something calling him far and away.”

    Le Milieu, Le Moment, La Race: Literary Naturalism in Jack London's White Fang

  • At break of day it came whooping across the fields to spoil my pleasant morning revery.

    MOON-FACE

  • It struck him that it was a funny, whimsical world, and he chuckled aloud and startled Mamma Achun from a revery which he knew lay deep in the hidden crypts of her being where he had never penetrated.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • Give me a few minutes and I'll snap out of my revery.

    Jennifer Cullen: The Thing I Miss Most About Being Married

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  • To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,β€”
    One clover, and a bee,
    And revery.
    The revery alone will do
    If bees are few.

    - Emily Dickinson

    January 21, 2011