Definition of second sight in English:

second sight


  • [mass noun] The supposed ability to perceive future or distant events; clairvoyance.

    ‘it was like having second sight, the sense that something terrible was going to happen’
    • ‘You couldn't have predicted that without the gift of second sight.’
    • ‘My second sight scanned the area for a way to escape.’
    • ‘She desperately willed her second sight to go away.’
    • ‘But David finds an ally in Daryl, a New Age bookstore owner gifted with second sight.’
    • ‘I often wondered if she has some sort of second sight.’
    • ‘Belief in the gift of second sight persists among some Highlanders.’
    • ‘A psychic has set up a school to teach people the art of second sight.’
    • ‘For his mate, Faye, was a Seer, blessed with second sight, a legacy of her Romany forebears.’
    • ‘It emerges that Wolf Larsen has remarkable powers of vision - second sight, it seems.’
    • ‘What's more, is that somehow the man had evoked this strange second sight, this way of seeing peoples thoughts.’
    • ‘She could sense that the box was at its destination, so she released her second sight, and felt her vision come back again.’
    • ‘Saúl's sister Gilma had been gifted with second sight after a terrible car accident.’
    • ‘Unless possessed of second sight one cannot tell of the future until it happens.’
    • ‘The others cackled like witches around a crystal ball, but it was Tai who had the second sight here.’
    • ‘Apparently Merewen claimed he had second sight, where he could have premonitions, and see into Other's pasts.’
    • ‘Throughout human history, madmen have long been considered to be holy, because they alone possessed the gift of second sight.’
    • ‘Beyond this she was believed to be able to interpret dreams, had second sight and was able when the circumstances demanded to bestow a curse.’
    • ‘I loose my eyesight, then somehow gain a second sight ability.’
    • ‘In pagan times poets were thought to be gifted with second sight, able in a trance or frenzy to foretell future events.’
    • ‘Thomas Cayce, Edgar's grandfather, definitely had what was known then as ‘the gift of the second sight,’ although exactly what this meant is unclear.’
    fortune telling, divining, foretelling the future, forecasting the future, prophecy, prediction, soothsaying, augury
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