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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mind reading noun

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 This person is the leader’s eyes, ears and mind reader. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Prom activities will include a red carpet entrance, photo stations, a Class of 2021 memory project, a trackless train ride, the traditional announcement of prom king and queen, raffle baskets and performances by mind reader, Jacob Mayfield. Zareen Syed, chicagotribune.com, 29 Apr. 2021 Express your goals: Your manager isn't a mind reader. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, 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, 16 Aug. 2020 Be prepared to compromise and don’t expect your friends to be mind readers. Nell Frizzell, refinery29.com, 19 Feb. 2020 Its illusions and elegant frauds let Brown masquerade as a mind reader. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 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, 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, 14 June 2018

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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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“Mind reader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%20reader. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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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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