By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
When other great athletes are excelling at far more advanced ages, who is to begrudge Michael Phelps, the undeniably greatest swimmer of all time, from taking another plunge?
a medium in trance.
|Monet's 'Water Lilies'|
"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love." — Claude Monet
v., owed, ow·ing, owes. v.tr.
- To be indebted to the amount of: He owes me five dollars.
- To have a moral obligation to render or offer: I owe them an apology.
- To be in debt to: We owe the plumber for services rendered.
- To be indebted or obliged for: owed their riches to oil; owes her good health to diet and exercise.
- To bear (a certain feeling) toward a person or persons: You seem to owe your neighbors a grudge.
- Archaic. To have as a possession; own.
To be in debt: She still owes for the car.
[Middle English owen, from Old English āgan, to possess.]
- A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state.
- Detachment from one's physical surroundings, as in contemplation or daydreaming.
- A semiconscious state, as between sleeping and waking; a daze.
To put into a trance; entrance.
[Middle English traunce, from Old French transe, passage, fear, vision, from transir, to die, be numb with fear, from Latin trānsīre, to go over or across. See transient.]trancelike trance'like' adj.
tran·si·ent (trăn'zē-ənt, -zhənt, -shənt)
- Passing with time; transitory: "the transient beauty of youth" (Lydia M. Child).
- Remaining in a place only a brief time: transient laborers.
- Physics. Decaying with time, especially as a simple exponential function of time.
- One that is transient, especially a hotel guest or boarder who stays for only a brief time.
- Physics. A transient phenomenon or property, especially a transient electric current.
[Alteration of Latin trānsiēns, trānseunt-, present participle of trānsīre, to go over : trāns-, over; see trans- + īre, to go.]transiently tran'si·ent·ly adv.
pl., mediums. A person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension. Also called psychic.