verb (used with object), tranced, tranc·ing.
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Origin of trance1
OTHER WORDS FROM trancetranced·ly [transt-lee, tran-sid-lee], /ˈtrænst li, ˈtræn sɪd li/, adverbtrancelike, adjective
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Definition for trance (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), tranced, tranc·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for trance
Players stopped in a trance, most seeming to know immediately the severity of the injury.Washington comes back to beat Bengals, 20-9, after rookie QB Joe Burrow leaves with injury|Nicki Jhabvala|November 22, 2020|Washington Post
Ten days later, a “Welcome to California” sign shook me from the trance of those thoughts.How Biking Across America Formed an Unlikely Friendship|Raffi Joe Wartanian|October 8, 2020|Outside Online
"I was in a trance and I couldn't see anything else," LaRose said at her sentencing.
The simultaneously upbeat and sentimental ode to friendship is equal parts funk, trance, pop, and R&B.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ed described himself as a demonologist, while Lorraine, who is 87, calls herself a trance medium.Beware: Connecticut’s Museum of the Occult May Kill You|Nina Strochlic|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twenty people surround Grace, all of them intently studying her trance state.
If successful, the three-day waking trance will eliminate her chemical dependence on heroin.
Ripperda roused himself from his portentous trance, and arrayed his noble figure in the rugged habiliments of the muleteer.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
As in a trance he crosses the room, seizes charcoal, and feverishly works at the blank canvas on the easel.
As in a trance he crosses the cell, seizes a piece of charcoal, and feverishly works at the picture on the easel!
Joan stared at him; she was still dazed and bewildered, and still imagined herself with the companion of her trance.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
It was just like a bird, and when she sang the Southern melodies she seemed to be in a trance, seeing things we could not see.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes