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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
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • She said enthusiastically, "You could even do mind reading at a distance."

  • But, this is all that we shall have to say about the theory of mind reading.

    Practical Mind-Reading William Walker Atkinson
  • Hence the necessity of good rapport conditions in mind reading.

    Practical Mind-Reading William Walker Atkinson
  • Would you mind reading me the number of others you carry in your pocket.

  • Would you mind reading me the numbers on the notes you hold?

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

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • But there was that disconcerting habit of mind reading and other elusive differences.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • Finally she asked, "Have you witnessed out demonstrations of mind reading?"

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • 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)
  • This book is full of practical condensed instruction about every phase of mind reading, Telepathy, etc.

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