mind's eye, in my

in (one's) mind's eye

In one's imagination or mind, especially referring to something that is being visualized. Before I write a scene, I try to visualize it in my mind's eye, to see how everyone is situated.
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mind's eye, in my

In my imagination. This figure of speech dates from the early fifteenth century. Thomas Hoccleve used it in De Regimine Principium (1412): “Haue often him byfore your myndes ye.” So did Shakespeare in Hamlet’s statement to Horatio that he thinks he sees his dead father: “In my mind’s eye” (Hamlet, 1.2).
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