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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.
See also: sense, sixth

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]
See also: sense, sixth
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To me that's actually far cooler than having a sixth sense," he continued.
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