But others walked quietly in a daze or lay on their backs and started at the sky.
Svetlana and Ksenya would agree with that assessment—they remember arriving in a daze.
I was in a daze, still wearing clothes stiffened with evaporated sea salt.
early 14c., dasen, perhaps from Old Norse *dasa (cf. dasask "to become weary," with reflexive suffix -sk). Or perhaps from Middle Dutch dasen "act silly." Perhaps originally "to make weary with cold," which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the Old Norse word). Related: Dazed.
"a dazed condition," 1825, from daze (v.).