Moby-Dick: Tranced


  1. a state of complete mental absorption or deep musing

The word tranced appears in the following sentences from Moby-Dick:

Chapter 1 > Paragraph 6 > Sentence 6:

But though the picture lies thus tranced, and though this pine-tree shakes down its sighs like leaves upon this shepherd's head, yet all were vain, unless the shepherd's eye were fixed upon the magic stream before him.

Chapter 35 > Paragraph 4 > Sentence 9:

The tranced ship indolently rolls; the drowsy trade winds blow; everything resolves you into languor.

Chapter 135 > Paragraph 60 > Sentence 1:

For an instant, the tranced boat's crew stood still; then turned.

Concordance for the word tranced from Moby-Dick.

Herman Melville
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