mind reader

noun

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!”

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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 This is true in any relationship really; none of us are mind readers, and at the same time, most of us really want to make our partner – or our parents, our friends, our kids and our co-workers – happy. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "5 resolutions to get you a better relationship in 2018," 6 Jan. 2018 Dance group Diavolo, mind reader Colin Cloud and dog trainer act Sara and Hero rounded out the top 7 on week three's live results of America's Got Talent, which airs Tuesday and Wednesday nights on NBC. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, "Kechi Okwuchi, Mike Yung & More Music Acts Advance on 'America's Got Talent'," 30 Aug. 2017 The inspector general for the GSA published a scathing report about a $823,000 Las Vegas conference that featured a mind reader and a $31,208 reception. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, "Government scientists blocked from the biggest meeting in their field," 22 Dec. 2017 The inspector general for the GSA published a scathing report on a $823,000 Las Vegas conference that featured a mind reader and a $31,208 reception. Sarah Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "Government scientists blocked from the biggest meeting in their field," 22 Dec. 2017 Season 12's semifinal round of America's Got Talent closed the curtain on Tuesday night (Sept. 12) with six live singing performances, a mind reader, three dances and, yes, a performance by dogs. Megan Armstrong, Billboard, "Angelica Hale, Kechi and Mandy Harvey Shine in 'America's Got Talent' Semifinal," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of mind reader

1875, in the meaning defined above

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mind reader

noun

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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