Definition of second sight in US English:

second sight


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