second sight


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

Example Sentences

the fairy world was believed to be visible to people blessed with second sight
Recent Examples on the Web Barker contacted Peter Fairley, a journalist and science editor at the Evening Standard, with his hunch that some people may have foreseen the disaster through a kind of second sight. Ian Beacock, The New Republic, 25 Aug. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of second sight was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Second sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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