- the faculty of seeing future events; clairvoyance.
Origin of second sight
Examples from the Web for second sight
A well-known story of second-sight in Scotland will illustrate what I mean.Clairvoyance
Charles Webster Leadbeater
Isn't it second-sight when you can tell if people are going to die?
"It was a sort of second-sight—what they call a brainwave," Nick smiled.The Tragic Muse
Henry, indeed, might almost be credited with second-sight into the Emperor's mind.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
I have had no visions; neither ecstacy nor second-sight revealed this to me.Peter the Priest
- the alleged ability to foresee the future, see actions taking place elsewhere, etc; clairvoyance
Idioms and Phrases with 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.