She looked up with tranced eyes as if praying to that throne where mercy ever abideth, and then sat down.
They are still as death, tranced in those liquid bell-tones.
It was a batch of Ivor's drawings—sketches of Spirit Life, made in the course of tranced tours through the other world.
He was tranced before this meeting of the companions, each of whom saw none but the other.
But her heart was clutched by a grip of ice, and she went as one tranced.
Ventnor stepped by the sentinel globe, bent over the tranced girl.
But when she spoke again there was in her voice a tranced stillness as though already it spoke from another world.
The sullen, tranced hours verged towards evening, and Wat still lay motionless.
With the tranced interest of a child, he sat there watching the play of colours in the stones.
Mrs. Dayre plays with an enchanting softness, and they float up and down as in some tranced sea.
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.
An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
(Gr. ekstasis, from which the word "ecstasy" is derived) denotes the state of one who is "out of himself." Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17, ecstasies, "a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the vision", (comp. 2 Cor. 12:1-4). In Mark 5:42 and Luke 5:26 the Greek word is rendered "astonishment," "amazement" (comp. Mark 16:8; Acts 3:10).