a dazed condition; state of bemusement: After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.
- un·daz·ing, adjective
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How to use daze in a sentence
Ahmad Naeem Wakili lives in a daze, his mind often drifting to his wife and 2-year-old, a little girl with big brown curls and green eyes.Tens of Thousands of Afghans Who Fled The Taliban Are Now Marooned in America's Broken Immigration Bureaucracy | Jasmine Aguilera | January 26, 2022 | Time
In a daze, we formed a huddle on the sidewalk one block away.I Witnessed a Fatal Bike Crash. It Changed Me Forever. | lwhelan | December 13, 2021 | Outside Online
It was one of those things where you kind of needed him to snap and wake us up out of our daze.Peter Laviolette, master motivator, is known for his pep talks. Here’s why they work. | Samantha Pell | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Earlier today, I walked around the kitchen holding one of those pink snappers, half in a daze, thinking what I could do with it.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic | Jane & Michael Stern | July 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was in a daze, still wearing clothes stiffened with evaporated sea salt.
But others walked quietly in a daze or lay on their backs and started at the sky.
I was a little freaked out but curious enough to go back to my orange daze and hear some more words from the man in the ether.Gina Gershon’s Trip to Heaven in the Dentist’s Chair | Gina Gershon | October 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Svetlana and Ksenya would agree with that assessment—they remember arriving in a daze.
When Henry appeared, a trifle shaken out of his daze and anxious only to get away, Mr. Cordyce stretched out his hand.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
Only half convinced and full of suspicion, the Sultan walked on in a daze, as though he were going to his last doom.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
It was a glancing blow, but it was enough to daze the man and send him reeling backward.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
And Black Hood, his mind still in a daze, stared down at the gems in the copper's hand.
Though the boss's disappearance was now four days old, things were still in a sort of daze down at the railroad offices.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for daze
to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
- dazedly (ˈdeɪzɪdlɪ), adverb
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