DREAM DICTIONARY - Too-late :If its too late in a dream to stop something bad happening then your dream could symbolise the fear that things have already gone beyond a point when you can do anything.
WORD ASSOCIATIONS: urgent, "beyond a certain point", "the damage has been done", launched, idea, already safe, ship, wondering, "already finished", absent, realizing time , storms, winced, misery, hoped for, invitation, suicidal, whispered, warning, wanted,scan
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : A dream where the dreamer wants to stop her kids seeing a plane crash followed a situation with her brother. Their arguments had got so bad that it was too late to stop some real bad feelings - trouble was inevitable. (the dreamer felt that things had gone beyond a certain point and felt that there were bound to be problems - a disastrous situation 'crash' was inevitable.
OTHER LINKS exasperated dreams gave-up dreams giving-up dreams too-far dreams
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