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The paranormal ability to see what cannot normally be seen by the natural range of human senses, especially what will happen in the future or to events that take place in other locations. After the accident, she claims she awoke with second sight, able to predict the major current events months before they occurred. Anyone claiming to have second sight and be able to communicate with your deceased loved ones is trying to con you out of money.
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Clairvoyance, as in Jane must have second sight; she knew exactly where Dad had mislaid his keys. This expression, alluding to the supposed power of someone to perceive an event in the future or distance as though actually present, dates from the early 1600s.
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ˌsecond ˈsightthe special ability to know what will happen in the future or what is happening somewhere else: Sometimes I think I’ve got second sight because my dreams seem to come true.
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