dreamy state

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dream·y state

the semiconscious state associated with an epileptic attack.
Synonym(s): absent state

dream·y state

(drē'mē stāt)
The semiconscious state associated with an epileptic attack.
References in classic literature ?
Pip?" And she looked up from her book, and said, "Yes." She then smiled upon me in an absent state of mind, and asked me if I liked the taste of orange-flower water?
The enormous knees of the physician struck each other with a noise that was audible; for, in the absent state of his mind, he mistook her for a general officer, perforated with bullets, hastening from the field of battle to implore assistance.
S&P Global Ratings has indicated it might downgrade the utilities to junk absent state action around that date, according to Bloomberg.
Egypt has launched an initiative in 2017 to unify the warring factions of the Libyan Army in order to restore the absent State.
His criminal enterprises are detailed in a terse, matter-of-fact style, revealing an inner-city economy in which drug dealers do more to reinvest in the community than the government does, taking over the municipal functions of an absent state.
The negative outlook reflects the district's challenge to remain financially viable absent state intervention and does not assume passage of any new legislation.
But as municipal police and guards step in for an absent state, many have voiced alarm at the disregard for the civil rights of citizens and noncitizens alike.
Among his published books are "173 Hours in Captivity", "End of the Line", "Once Upon a Time Zone" and "The Absent State".
"Though Congress' power to legislate under the spending power is broad," the Court lectured, "it does not include surprising participating States with post-acceptance or retroactive conditions." The threat to withdraw Medicaid funds absent state expansion of the program, the Court concluded, was not a financial inducement, but an unconstitutional "gun to the head."
It is that: Either there are some who believe that our people is redundant in the Middle East, or that in truth there is an absent state that must be quickly established.
Rybczynski's core argument is that the United States does indeed have a worthy planning tradition that often is ignored or denied by those who promote an image of a country shaped by individualist capitalists who function absent state control.
Absent state aid or the capacity to offer bonds, the turnpike will turn to the place it has turned for the last half-century - the pockets of east-west drivers.