dreamwrapt

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dream +‎ wrapt

AdjectiveEdit

dreamwrapt (comparative more dreamwrapt, superlative most dreamwrapt)

  1. (poetic, nonce word) Absorbed in dreams.
    • 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd
      The poetry of motion is a phrase much in use, and to enjoy the epic form of that gratification it is necessary to stand on a hill at a small hour of the night, and, having first expanded with a sense of difference from the mass of civilized mankind, who are dreamwrapt and disregardful of all such proceedings at this time, long and quietly watch your stately progress through the stars.
    • 1914, John Ernest Crawford Flitch, An idler in Spain: the record of a Goya pilgrimage
      Beneath the marble canopy, any time between daybreak and moonrise, you will find kneeling figures dreamwrapt in adoration of their beloved Virgen del Pilar.
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