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déjà vu

The feeling that one has already experienced something that is happening in the present. I've never been to this city before, but I just got the weirdest sense of déjà vu.
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ˌdéjà ˈvu

(from French) the feeling that you have previously experienced something which is happening to you now: I had a strong sense of déjà vu as I walked into the room.
The meaning of the French phrase is ‘already seen’.
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déjà moo

n. [tired] old bullshit. (Based on déjà vu, and the moo brings in the bovine aspect. Contrived, but admirable nonetheless.) Are you still peddling that nonsense. Nothing but déjà moo, all over again.
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En esa curva media (1871-1945) es donde nace el deja vu.
She also complained that Deja Vu, in citing her paper with almost 75,000 others, went "too far in condemning people and smearing their reputation before they have a chance to respond.
Synchronically, we have identified fifteen different uses of deja and gia, as shown in Table 1 (where numbers in parentheses refer to the section of the article where the use in question is discussed), of which eight are shared between the two particles.
Maybe Deja Vu caught me in a rare good mood, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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