So have you reached that trancelike state with your new novel?
He looked up, and it appeared to Julie as though he were shaking off with difficulty some abnormal and trancelike state.
When the thoughts stopped coming in, the butcher was the first to come out of the trancelike state.
Twilight had not yielded to day when Odysseus awoke from his trancelike sleep, and gazed in bewilderment around him.
There is nothing in life more beautiful than that trancelike quiet dawn which precedes the rising of love in the soul.
Bobby Ogden, waking suddenly from his trancelike condition, leaped to his feet and ran after him.
late 14c., "state of extreme dread or suspense," also "a dazed, half-conscious or insensible condition," from Old French transe "fear of coming evil," originally "passage from life to death" (12c.), from transir "be numb with fear," originally "die, pass on," from Latin transire "cross over" (see transient). French trance in its modern sense has been reborrowed from English.
An altered state of consciousness as in hypnosis, catalepsy, or ecstasy.
(Gr. ekstasis, from which the word "ecstasy" is derived) denotes the state of one who is "out of himself." Such were the trances of Peter and Paul, Acts 10:10; 11:5; 22:17, ecstasies, "a preternatural, absorbed state of mind preparing for the reception of the vision", (comp. 2 Cor. 12:1-4). In Mark 5:42 and Luke 5:26 the Greek word is rendered "astonishment," "amazement" (comp. Mark 16:8; Acts 3:10).