second sight


noun

the faculty of seeing future events; clairvoyance.

Nearby words

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  9. second thoughts,
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Origin of second sight

First recorded in 1610–20

Related formssec·ond·sight·ed, adjectivesec·ond·sight·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for second sight

second sight

noun

the alleged ability to foresee the future, see actions taking place elsewhere, etc; clairvoyance
Derived Formssecond-sighted, adjectivesecond-sightedness, noun

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Idioms and Phrases with second sight

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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