A light was shining into the transe from the stair which went up at right angles from the end of it.
He traversed the stair and the transe, entered the parlour, and sat down to his open book as though nothing had happened.
Hastening back as he came, he was just in time for his dinner, and narrowly escaped encountering Betty in the transe.
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.