second sight

noun

Definition of second sight

: the capacity to see remote or future objects or events : clairvoyance, precognition

Examples of second sight in a Sentence

the fairy world was believed to be visible to people blessed with second sight
Recent Examples on the Web Young Juliana Clare is 17, exceptionally pretty and, like Jan, susceptible to moments of hallucinatory second sight. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2020 It’s also Gretel, who is revealed to possess a sort of second sight, who Holda sees potential in once the siblings find their way to her home (which is made of more traditional materials than gingerbread this time around). Megan Mccluskey, Time, 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of second sight

1616, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of second sight was in 1616

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“Second sight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second%20sight. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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