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second sight

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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second sight

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.
See also: second, sight

ˌsecond ˈsight

the 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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The later publications on second sight form a part of this literary development.
Due the infrared technology, Second Sight is unaffected by humidity, carbon dioxide nor other atmospheric constituents present in a plant atmosphere.
"We are looking forward to working with the FDA now to quickly get the product approved," said Anne-Marie Ripley, vice president of clinical and regulatory affairs at Second Sight. "There is no therapy available for these patients and we would like to make Argus II available to American doctors and their patients as soon as possible."
Robert Greenberg, president and chief executive officer of Second Sight, who has worked in the field of retinal prostheses for more than 15 years, said, Although it is too early to comment on the clinical data, each device continues to function as expected, and all participants are using their systems at home daily.
To make a donation to the Kodak Lens Second Sight Project, visit your local Kodak Lens Vision Centre at 97 High Street, Kings Heath, call 0121 441 1332 or check out website www.secondsightproject.com.
Several of them focus on family secrets: a drunken father whom a girl pretends is dead; a story from an elderly great-aunt about the gift of the second sight; a mother and daughter who enact an ongoing deception of their neighbours.
Next month she sets out on her Second Sight tour which brings her to the theatre on March 15.
Such epic loss he mourned with savage humor, that second sight which remains the outcast's gift and only revenge.
IT WAS not so much a case of love at first sight for devoted couple Roy and Phyllis Templeton - more of love at second sight.
Annie (Blanchett) has second sight, a gift that turns into a nightmare when Jessica (Katie Holmes) goes missing.
Professor Michael Hunter, issue June 2001, in his interesting article `The Discovery of Second Sight in Late 17th-Century Scotland', appears to indicate that the Second Sight was a peculiar phenomenon that died from exposure to enlightenment.
Du Bois in 1903 called "second sight" (5) - that process by which the "minority" knows the majority not only better than the obverse, but often better than the "majority" knows itself.
Second Sight Medical Products announced that the company has received a $1.6M grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to fund the "Early Feasibility Clinical Trial of a Visual Cortical Prosthesis" that commenced in January 2018.
Developers and manufacturers of the Argus II, Second Sight, confirmed that NHS England ran a public consultation from 21 March-20 April on the NHS funding of the device.
A multi-centre clinical trial of US-based visual prosthetics maker Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.