dream·​scape | \ˈdrēm-ˌskāp \

Definition of dreamscape 

: a dreamlike usually surrealistic scene also : a painting of a dreamscape

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Into this crumbling, otherworldly dreamscape comes a group of outsiders from the big city, off the grid and out of their depth. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Volcano': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 13 July 2018 Bryant barely slept in Honolulu, filling five of his legal pads with ruminations about Granity, a dreamscape reminiscent of Disneyland and galaxies far, far away. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "Fantastic Voyage: Kobe Bryant Is Now an Entertainment Mogul with a Friendlier Mission," 12 July 2018 These sorts of artificial dreamscapes have long fascinated pop culture, which often envisions that high-fidelity VR will be used for fun—and more sinister forms of diversion. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Westworld’s Virtual Afterlife Might Not Be Fiction," 27 June 2018 Yet many of the images, served up as an abstract dreamscape during the film’s latter stretches, amount to a benediction. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Mountain’ Review: Such Great Heights," 24 May 2018 The Villages is America’s largest retirement community, a carefully planned, meticulously groomed dreamscape of gated subdivisions, wall-to-wall golf courses, adult-only pools and old-fashioned town squares. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "GOP repeats ObamaCare mistakes on immigration," 18 June 2018 Going beyond the haunted houses and passages about demons, Oates says the contemporary gothic is about creating these primitive, sensual feelings in ethereal dreamscapes. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "From Joyce Carol Oates to 'Caddyshack' and the Cubs, Printers Row Lit Fest hit a thoughtful groove," 9 June 2018 But children’s vivid imaginations, dwelling in the border country between Neverland and adults’ more narrowly drawn reality, can tilt in an instant between dreamscape and nightmare. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Treasure the pirate in First Stage's 'Judy Moody and Stink'," 5 May 2018 The second single of his debut creates a hazy dreamscape where Sampha confronts his inner demons as his wistful vocals express apprehension in doing so. Efrain Dorado, RedEye Chicago, "Get your act together: 10 must-see artists at Lollapalooza," 31 July 2017

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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