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mind reading

noun
1.
the ability to discern the thoughts of others without the normal means of communication, especially by means of a preternatural power.
2.
an act or the practice of so discerning the thoughts of another.
Also called thought reading.
Origin of mind reading
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Really you must excuse me, but would you mind reading the letter as far as you have gone?

    Alice's Blighted Profession Helen C. Clifford
  • Would you mind reading me the numbers on the notes you hold?

  • She said enthusiastically, "You could even do mind reading at a distance."

  • Do you mind reading my slashing attack on the policy of the Oxford theater?

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • Beg pardon, Captain, but would you mind reading out the question once again?

    Dry Fish and Wet Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • But there was that disconcerting habit of mind reading and other elusive differences.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • This thought alarmed her and so she smiled very sweetly at Stet as she murmured, "Would you mind reading this?"

    Helpfully Yours Evelyn E. Smith
  • Finally she asked, "Have you witnessed out demonstrations of mind reading?"

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • Would you mind reading me the number of others you carry in your pocket.

  • By outside influences, I meant influences on the mind, such as telepathy or mind reading of some nature.

    That Sweet Little Old Lady Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)

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