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mind's eye

noun
1.
the hypothetical site of visual recollection or imagination:
In her mind's eye she saw the city as it had been in Caesar's time.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English
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  • Use your mind's eye to see it as it once was, thick with pomegranates and roses.
  • But what looked great in the mind's eye flopped in reality, searing my soul with its shortcomings.
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  • In fact, no such illustration exists-the image derives from my mind's eye.
  • Imagine objects and manipulate them in your mind's eye to see new patterns and similarities between disparate concepts.
  • And every artist must resolve the tension between the mind's eye and the material framework of color.
  • It was really a form of helping people to envision the news in their mind's eye.
  • Make the mental image crystal clear, and vivid in your mind's eye.
  • When the crew members think about the job they see your face in their mind's eye.
British Dictionary definitions for mind's eye

mind's eye

noun
1.
the visual memory or the imagination
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