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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How to use seeing things in a sentence
But when you start seeing things from his perspective, you start to see that he was trying to set things right.
All that matters from their way of seeing things is that on January 20 of that year, everything changed.
As an audience member, I miss seeing things from the female perspective.Heather Graham on ‘The Hangover Part III,’ Roles for Women, and More | Marlow Stern | May 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Norman, as pointed out by Norma, has a history of seeing things that may not exist.‘Bates Motel’ Debate: Sex Scenes, Mother Issues & Implausible Twists | Jace Lacob, Anna Klassen | April 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some are so strong that they muscle you into seeing things their way.Monument Valley From the Eyes of a Krazy Kat and John Ford Fan | Malcolm Jones | February 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was just like a bird, and when she sang the Southern melodies she seemed to be in a trance, seeing things we could not see.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
Even in her quietest moments there was that about her—a sort of repressed eagerness, a look of seeing things far away.The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
In truth, she was seeing things millions of miles away; she was seeing a Promised Land.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
The mass of mankind will never have any ardent zeal for seeing things as they are; very inadequate ideas will satisfy them.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Here was another instance of the white fellow's wonderful power of seeing things a good way behind him.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade