seeing things

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]

Words Nearby seeing things

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How to use seeing things in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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.