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seeing things

Experiencing hallucinations or delusions, as in I thought I saw my father, but I must have been seeing things; he died twenty years ago. [ First half of 1900s ]
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  • If one gets to seeing things at night, the other becomes anti-spirituous.

  • Every moment he was seeing things in proportions more and more false.

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • Peggy had a delightful way of seeing things that Alice could not see.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • And she added, 'When you get to seeing things at night you're ready for work.'

    Mary Ware's Promised Land Annie Fellows Johnston
  • This was disconcerting, being, in a sense, a disorderly way of seeing things.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • We Americans have a great capacity for seeing things as they are.

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