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Definition of "clairvoyance" [clair•voy•ance]

  • The supposed power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses. (noun)
  • Acute intuitive insight or perceptiveness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clairvoyance" in a sentence
  • "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."