second sight

the faculty of seeing future events; clairvoyance.


secondsighted, adjective
secondsightedness, noun Unabridged
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second sight
the alleged ability to foresee the future, see actions taking place elsewhere, etc; clairvoyance

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second sight

Clairvoyance, as in Jane must have second sight; she knew exactly where Dad had mislaid his keys. This expression, alluding to the supposed power of someone to perceive an event in the future or distance as though actually present, dates from the early 1600s.

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Example sentences
She has second sight and has been trained to use the power of spices to help others.
The second sight distance is the lateral visibility across the quadrants.
His second sight proves to be more of a horror than a blessing, since it brings him face to face with an ambitious politician.
But his second sight proves to be more a horror than a blessing when it brings him face to face with an ambitious politician.
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