clairvoyance

Part of speech: noun

Assumed preternatural knowledge, as in a trance.

Part of speech: noun

Clairvoyant.

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Usage examples "clairvoyance":

  1. This impression has been deepened by every successive addition to the doctrines of Physiology; and especially by the recent speculations on Phrenology, Animal Magnetism, and Clairvoyance. - "Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws", James Buchanan.
  2. Now in a flash of clairvoyance he saw truly, and feeling the joy of life slipping from him, faltered: Have I made a mistake? - "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.
  3. Hodder, in the state of clairvoyance in which he now surprisingly found himself, accurately summed up the value and meaning of the banker's sigh. - "The Inside of the Cup, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.