Perceive flashing lights, especially after a blow to one's head. For example, A swinging door hit me and I really saw stars. [Late 1800s]
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We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Harris is unlikely to see a challenge from Villaraigosa, either.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.
That would truly be a milestone to celebrate—until you see what that record “diversity” actually means.
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.
You see, I'd always thought of him as the boy whom Great-aunt Lucia described having seen.
He shrank, as from some one who inflicted pain as a child, unwittingly, to see what the effect would be.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The moon seemed to smile on him; the aurora appeared to dance with unwonted vigour, as if in glee; the very stars winked at him!The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne