mind's eye


: the mental faculty of conceiving imaginary or recollected scenes
used her mind's eye to create the story's setting
also : the mental picture so conceived

Examples of mind's eye in a Sentence

there was a disturbing detail that he kept seeing in his mind's eye of the accident scene
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mind's eye was in the 15th century

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“Mind's eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%27s%20eye. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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