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It was Daisy's voice which awakened me from this species of trance.

There's sort of a look in your eyes as if you'd got in a trance and couldn't get out.

Had she been, indeed, as her mother said she looked, "in a trance?"

Indeed, he did not awake from this kind of trance until the geese and turkeys were unspitted.

As in a trance, he saw more than the dam; he saw what it symbolized.

Martha Graham gasped, entered the hall as though in a trance.

Miss Martha also seemed to be coming out of a dream, or trance.

Her trance was over now, and rude indeed had been the awakening.

At that word Davy looked like a man newly awakened from a trance.

I stood there, in front of our street-door, in a kind of trance.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "state of extreme dread or suspense," also "a dazed, half-conscious or insensible condition," from Old French transe "fear of coming evil," originally "passage from life to death" (12c.), from transir "be numb with fear," originally "die, pass on," from Latin transire "cross over" (see transient). French trance in its modern sense has been reborrowed from English.

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