mind's eye

noun

: 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

Example Sentences

there was a disturbing detail that he kept seeing in his mind's eye of the accident scene
Recent Examples on the Web Many fans remember the final Packers game at County Stadium, captured in their mind's eye by Brett Favre's diving touchdown in the final 10 seconds to lift the Packers past Atlanta. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2022 In my mind's eye, and in my father's absence, Sidney epitomized what a man should be: unflappable and courageous, eloquent and proud, charming and handsome. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Jan. 2022 Picture a calm and peaceful spot in your mind's eye and fill it with specific objects, colors and sounds. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 13 Mar. 2022 In my mind's eye, and in my father's absence, Sidney epitomized what a man should be: unflappable and courageous, eloquent and proud, charming and handsome. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Jan. 2022 In my mind's eye, and in my father's absence, Sidney epitomized what a man should be: unflappable and courageous, eloquent and proud, charming and handsome. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Jan. 2022 In my mind's eye, and in my father's absence, Sidney epitomized what a man should be: unflappable and courageous, eloquent and proud, charming and handsome. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Jan. 2022 In my mind's eye, and in my father's absence, Sidney epitomized what a man should be: unflappable and courageous, eloquent and proud, charming and handsome. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Jan. 2022 In my mind's eye, and in my father's absence, Sidney epitomized what a man should be: unflappable and courageous, eloquent and proud, charming and handsome. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Mind's eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%27s%20eye. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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