mind's eye


Definition of 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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Canadian train travel in the late nineteenth century was nothing like what might come to the mind's eye when envisioning a modern day railroad journey. Kaitlyn Mcinnis, Travel + Leisure, 29 May 2021 In our mind's eye, this wagon's long-roof shape is the ultimate symbol of inconspicuous automotive consumption. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 27 Apr. 2020 Cincinnati native Gregory Kornbluh has been all over the country looking at books, perfecting his dream bookstore in his mind's eye. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, 29 Oct. 2019 In my mind's eye, there are metal racks at every gas station, over near the door, stocked with maps. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 7 Aug. 2017 Give us a little bit of a mind's eye into how this works. Fox News, 26 Mar. 2018 Trump, in his mind's eye, is also a tough guy -- a big, imposing figure who isn't just some schmuck in a suit. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 22 Mar. 2018 Its best passages appeal to the mind's eye alone, and its fanciful tone (which gives it the air of a classic fairy tale despite L'Engle's focus on modern science) is too delicate for DuVernay's probing sensibility. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, 8 Mar. 2018 Saturday night at Hinkle, in a game that will be replayed hundreds, if not thousands of times in the mind's eye of Butler fans, Roosevelt Jones stole an inbounds pass and hit a floater with time expiring to knock off No. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of mind's eye

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Mind's eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%27s%20eye. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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