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mind reading

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  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.
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Origin of mind reading

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called thought reading.
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Examples from the Web for mind reading

Historical Examples

  • The mind-reading ability was just something that Stern had nervously imagined.

    Martians Never Die

    Lucius Daniel

  • Justice may, indeed, be said to be a necessary consequence of mind-reading.

    To Whom This May Come

    Edward Bellamy

  • An instance of Stuart C. Cumberland's mind-reading was cited.

    The Right Knock

    Helen Van-Anderson

  • He has been sitting here and saying to him self, Well, this is all mind-reading.

  • And so she could in spirit, for her perceptions amounted almost to mind-reading.

    Joyce's Investments

    Fannie E. Newberry