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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.
See also: second, sight
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All money raised will go to the Second Sight Appeal Fund, which provided funds for Stuart's treatment.
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Such epic loss he mourned with savage humor, that second sight which remains the outcast's gift and only revenge.
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