read minds

idiom

: to know exactly what people are thinking
He claims that he has the ability to read minds.

Examples of read minds in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike telepaths, who can read minds, hypnotics have the power to control them, reshaping a person’s reality and redirecting their impulses. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2023 Twilight acting the part of a perfect father, Yor, an assassin acting as the mother, and Anya, a girl who can read minds — who work together to create the Forger household. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 3 Aug. 2022 Imagine if somebody could have another one of those superpowers: the ability to read minds. Csaba Toth, Forbes, 17 May 2022 This might fit the bill: Chicago mentalist Sidney Friedman is online for the big night, pledging to read minds over Zoom in an interactive show of telepathy and premonition. Doug George, chicagotribune.com, 30 Dec. 2020 Claude Alexander Conlin) who wowed audiences with his ability to read minds. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2020 Computers, with no experience being human, struggle to read minds. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2012 What if a machine could read minds, too? Oliver Whang, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2023 Most people don’t want to hurt a friend’s feelings but none of us can read minds. Lizzy Acker, oregonlive, 14 Mar. 2023

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“Read minds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/read%20minds. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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