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dream vision

noun

  1. a conventional device used in narrative verse, employed especially by medieval poets, that presents a story as told by one who falls asleep and dreams the events of the poem:

    Dante's Divine Comedy exemplifies the dream vision in its most developed form.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of dream vision1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

Her own gray spine stiffened when she saw the tawny hair along Kazan's back bristle at some dream vision.

Angus gaped and blinked, and then he knew it was no dream vision, but real flesh and blood.

I was not less astonished to find that my dream-vision agreed with reality.

No wonder that Hamlet preferred the ills he knew rather than run the risk of one dream-vision.

Every time that I described to any one my dream-vision respecting him, I confidently expected him to answer, it was not so.

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