second sight


Definition of second sight

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

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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, "First published in 1924, ‘Still She Wished for Company’ makes for a delicious, if bittersweet Valentine’s Day treat," 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, "How Gretel & Hansel Puts a Dark but Empowering Spin on the Original Fairy Tale," 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of second sight

1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Second sight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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