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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.
See also: déjà

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’.
See also: déjà
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Reilly started a business called Deja Vu Couture, which offers semiannual weekend consignment sales of children's items, furniture, equipment and maternity clothes.
As part of our quest for scientific transparency, we have provided thumbnail images highlighting the regions of similarity among all 16 duplicates, which can be downloaded directly from the entry page for each citation pair (Deja Vu entries 6124, 10230, 11575, 15238, 24713, 27492, 27629, 47427, 48303, 53580, 56428, 57230, 57455, 61982, 65140, and 65794).
The formal, recognized scientific definition of deja vu, which has become accepted world-wide, appears to be quoted in every major article on the subject and derives from my own PhD (Med) thesis at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (Neppe, 1981c).
SCIENTISTS are close to uncovering the mystery of deja vu - the feeling you have witnessed something before, researchers say.
Cleary reports similarities between deja vu and our understanding of human recognition memory.
The occasion for this reassessment, according to Huber and Peranson, is Scott's Deja Vu (2006), a "surveillance-era, post-Hitchcock concoction" that the authors claim as the director's "masterpiece" (Huber and Peranson).
"Deja Vu Dream" tells of Jennifer Jenssen and feeling that she is responsible for the accident that claimed her husband's life.
Nature, a leading American scientific journal, said that an Iranian scientific magazine was alerted to the potential plagiarism by Deja vu, a web database at the University of Texas that culls published articles with potential plagiarisms by computer matching of the texts.
MARK HUGHES will have a sense of deja vu when he sends his team out for today's FA Cup showdown with Manchester City.
Mark Hillberry is quite unsettled with recent experiences of deja vu and the man in the black suit.
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And, of course, you'll find some creative pasta-based options and stove-top dishes, including Lickety-Split Burger Hash and Deja vu Sloppy Joes.