American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The supposed power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses.
- n. Acute intuitive insight or perceptiveness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A power attributed to persons in a mesmeric state, by which they are supposed to discern objects concealed from sight, and to see what is happening at a distance.
- n. Hence Sagacity; penetration; quick intuitive knowledge of things.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A power, attributed to some persons while in a mesmeric state, of discerning objects not perceptible by the senses in their normal condition.
- n. apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
- From French clairvoyance. (Wiktionary)
“I understood her to refer to what we call clairvoyance, when the person entranced reveals secret or distant things to the entrancer.”
“Therefore I would claim for the Society its place as a seeker after new knowledge, investigation by what we call clairvoyance, the definite and regular carrying out of the third object, which has been far too much neglected of late years; practically, where many years ago the Society was leading the way in the investigation of the hidden laws in Nature and the hidden powers in man, it now has to take a back seat with regard to the contributions it is making under that particular object for which amongst others it was founded.”
“The only advantage of clairvoyance is that it give the writer an easy way to fill plot holes without wasting too much time on the character.”
“Â The feedback causes both of them to be knocked down, and she remarks that his precognition/clairvoyance is particularly intense.”
“In one of the passages relating to this method of inducing what is called clairvoyance, we have an illustration of the early acquaintance of mankind with some of the forms of mesmerism.”
“That, in addition to the ordinary manifestations of insensibility to pain, rigidity, and what is called clairvoyance, the patients affected with the more intense conditions of the malady have at all times exhibited a marvellous command of languages;”
“Whether these answers be ascribed to Spirits, or to what is termed clairvoyance, they would be none the less true or false if delivered orally by the Medium; all that we are sure of is that the writing down of these communications, be their substance what it may, is performed in a manner so closely resembling fraud as to be indistinguishable from it.”
“In a painless and natural process the lighter disengages itself from the heavier, and slowly draws itself off until it stands with the same mind, the same emotions, and an exactly similar body, beside the couch of death, aware of those around and yet unable to make them aware of it, save where that finer spiritual eyesight called clairvoyance exists.”
“The escape of Finn under the fleece of the ram means that, having destroyed the spiritual eye, he could only use the organ of psychic clairvoyance, which is symbolized here, as in the mysticism of other countries, by the ram.”
“There are other planes of mind which have to do with the phenomena known as "psychic," by which is meant the phases of psychic phenomena known as clairvoyance, psychometry, telepathy, etc., but we shall not consider them in this lesson, for they belong to another part of the general subject.”
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