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sixth sense

1. A supernatural ability to sense or perceive that which is hidden to the normal five senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste). A rumor started that the little girl possessed a sixth sense, allowing her to hear the whispers of the dead.
2. An extremely keen or accurate intuition, as about what will happen or the best course of action. My mom always seems to have a sixth sense when we're about to get into trouble. Jim's always had a sixth sense when it comes to investing his money wisely.
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sixth sense

a supposed power to know or feel things that are not perceptible by the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. My sixth sense told me to avoid going home by my usual route. Later I discovered there had been a fatal accident on it. Jane's sixth sense demanded that she not trust Tom, even though he seemed honest enough.
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sixth sense

Keen intuition, as in She had a sixth sense that they would find it in the cellar. This term alludes to a sense in addition to the five physical senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. [c. 1800]
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a sixth sense

If you have a sixth sense about something, you have a feeling about it that does not come from seeing, hearing, touching, tasting or smelling it. A sixth sense warned me that something didn't feel right.
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a sixth ˈsense

a special ability to know something without using any of the five senses that include sight, touch, etc: A kind of sixth sense told her that there was someone else in the room, and she turned round quickly.
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Another open-ended question asked the sixth graders: "How many different ways can you think of to resolve a conflict?
An additional open-ended question asked the sixth graders to consider how television violence differs from real-world violence.
The sixth graders' post-program responses also reflect some of the guiding principles of media literacy (Aufderheide, 1997).
As another means of assessment, we asked the sixth graders to view a television clip before and after the program, and "write down anything that is important or interesting to note.
In the pre-program written responses to the clip, most of the sixth graders noted the presence of violence and provided a description of the scenes.
The Sixth Amendment right to counsel, on the other hand, is crime specific.
In one respect, the rights to counsel under both the Fifth and Sixth Amendments are identical.
Unlike the waiver, the methods and burdens of proving an invocation of the right to counsel under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments vary greatly.
An invocation of the right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment neither has to be clear nor unequivocal.
Williams, [12] the Supreme Court held that any attempts on the part of the government to deliberately elicit information from accused [13] individuals regarding the crimes they have been charged with are considered critical stages in the prosecution and must be conducted in compliance with the Sixth Amendment.
14] For Sixth Amendment purposes, however, any attempts, other than passive listening, [15] to gain incriminating information from an accused regarding crimes charged, whether overt or covert, are deemed deliberate elicitation and will require a waiver or the presence of counsel.
It is important to note that lineups and the deliberate elicitation of incriminating information from an accused invoke Sixth Amendment protection only if they relate to the specific crimes levied against the accused.
Over the years, there has been considerable debate in the courts over the scope of the Sixth Amendment protections.
Sixth Sense is rapidly customized with an easy-to-use scripting language.
In addition, Sixth Sense data-mining and rules-based intelligence lets users create programs tailored to each customer's unique buying habits, budgets and preferences.