mind reader


Definition of mind reader

: one that professes or is held to be able to perceive another's thought without normal means of communication

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Examples of mind reader in a Sentence

How was I supposed to know what you were thinking? I'm no mind reader. “I think we should eat out tonight.” “You must be a mind reader: that's just what I was thinking myself!”
Recent Examples on the Web Express your goals: Your manager isn't a mind reader. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "It's been 6 months of working from home. Here's what we've learned," 1 Sep. 2020 Major, who grew up in Woodbine, makes his living as a mentalist and mind reader. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Mentalist Max Major, a South Carroll High graduate, to compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ live show," 16 Aug. 2020 Be prepared to compromise and don’t expect your friends to be mind readers. Nell Frizzell, refinery29.com, "Does Money Really Ruin Friendships?," 19 Feb. 2020 Its illusions and elegant frauds let Brown masquerade as a mind reader. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Best Theater of 2019," 3 Dec. 2019 Speaking of which, this mind reader can tell a certain reporter is eyeing the bar set up in the back of his dressing room. Perri Ormont Blumberg, PEOPLE.com, "Dustin Lynch Talks New Album, Being 'Inspired' by Thomas Rhett Tour — and His Big Goals," 30 Sep. 2019 Conference attendance by federal employees has been under scrutiny since 2012, when it was revealed that the General Services Administration spent $823,000 on a Las Vegas conference that featured a mind reader and a $31,208 reception. Sarah Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "Scientists at USGS face new scrutiny from interior secretary on research presentations," 14 June 2018 No one wants to be made a fool of, so a mind reader must make the con a pleasure to his prey. Dmitry Samarov, Chicago Reader, "Mark Toland isn't really reading our minds—is he?," 16 May 2018 Still, the Journal accused us of smearing this center and, in a leap of faith that would make a mind reader blush, divined that Charles Koch possesses no ideological master plan. WSJ, "George Washington University Takes Money From People With a Point of View," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of mind reader

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mind reader was in 1875

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4 Sep 2020

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“Mind reader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%20reader. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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mind reader


English Language Learners Definition of mind reader

: someone who is able to know another person's thoughts without being told what they are : someone who is able to read minds

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