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sweet dreams

Sleep well, as in Good night, children, sweet dreams. [ c. 1900 ]
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  • They are perilously slight, and where they are successful one remembers them as sweet dreams or like a bar of music.

    The Splendid Spur Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  • But the battle had to be fought, and there was to be an end to these sweet dreams.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
  • He was supported by no sweet dreams of any beloved one of his.

    The Story of Don Quixote Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • The maiden looked up suddenly, like an infant startled from sweet dreams by some rude noise.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • When Blanche awoke next morning, her first thought was, “Happy are the maidens who have sweet dreams!”

  • His fond fancies, the sweet dreams he has been indulging in ever since making her acquaintance, may have been but illusions.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • She had had sweet dreams, which possibly arose from the fact that her little bed was very white.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Violently torn out of sweet dreams and plunged into bitter reality!

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • So good night and sweet dreams to you, and none to me—I don't like them!

    The Smart Set Clyde Fitch

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