from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A power of perception seemingly independent of the five senses; keen intuition.
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- n. Extrasensory perception; the ability to sense things by means other than the known bodily senses.
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- n. grasping the inner nature of things intuitively
Mouse seemed to have a sixth sense about when not to take his time making use of the boardinghouse's yard, and we went to our little designated area and back with no delays.
From that day on our friendship became intimate: I began to divine him; I knew now that his words would always be more generous and noble than his actions; knew too that I must take his charm of manner and vivacity of intercourse for real virtues, and indeed they were as real as the beauty of flowers; and I was aware as by some sixth sense that, where his vanity was concerned,
"Crybaby," said Sammee, but some sixth sense made him glance over his shoulder to where Disantis stood.
This inherited capacity is a sort of sixth sense – a soul-sense which sees, hears, feels, all in one.
Besides, Alex should be back presently, to apply the sixth sense he had perforce developed for problems abrew.