Antonyms for nightmares
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : nahyt-mair|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈnaɪtˌmɛər|
Definition of nightmaresOrigin :
- late 13c., "an evil female spirit afflicting sleepers with a feeling of suffocation," compounded from night + mare (3) "goblin that causes nightmares, incubus." Meaning shifted mid-16c. from the incubus to the suffocating sensation it causes. Sense of "any bad dream" first recorded 1829; that of "very distressing experience" is from 1831. Cognate with Middle Dutch nachtmare, German Nachtmahr.
- noun bad dream or experience
- But these memories are all foggy and mixed with dreams and nightmares.
- Extract from : « The Rise of Roscoe Paine » by Joseph C. Lincoln
- To me that night will always be the most terrible of nightmares.
- Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 » by Various
- It was like a weary pilgrimage amongst hints for nightmares.
- Extract from : « Heart of Darkness » by Joseph Conrad
- All code, of course; we mustn't alarm the whole Pacific with our nightmares.
- Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930 » by Various
- The faces that he loved are nightmares to him now—all but old Martha's.
- Extract from : « If You Touch Them They Vanish » by Gouverneur Morris
- It must have been towards morning when at last I shook off my nightmares and fell asleep.
- Extract from : « Sir Ludar » by Talbot Baines Reed
- Why this horrible persecution that dug into the depths of his own nightmares to haunt him?
- Extract from : « The Dark Door » by Alan Edward Nourse
- His heart thumped, his feet had that leaden feeling that comes in nightmares.
- Extract from : « The Magic City » by Edith Nesbit
- It was an uninterrupted succession of sudden wakings and of nightmares.
- Extract from : « En Route » by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
- He was as devoid of it as the fetid slime one treads underfoot in nightmares.
- Extract from : « The Mutiny of the Elsinore » by Jack London
Synonyms for nightmares
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