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  • She’s either clairvoyant or highly intuitive.
  • Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurologists. It is not the business of novelists.
    Ursula K. LeGuin
  • She felt it, and visioned it as by an unthinkable clairvoyance, and gasped
    Jack London  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • In fact, it felt as if the name had existed all along, and she’d finally been clairvoyant enough to stumble across it.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Sophie had a confused and unformed belief in precognition, even of clairvoyance (on several occasions she had sensed or predicted coming events), although she did not connect it with the supernatural.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Hopton Stoddard glowed in appreciation—in appreciation of the clairvoyant wisdom of Ellsworth Toohey who was always right.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Carrel was a mystic who believed in telepathy and clairvoyance, and thought it was possible for humans to live several centuries through the use of suspended animation.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • "My dear, you were undoubtedly stimulated by the extraordinary clairvoyant vibrations of my room!" said Professor Trelawney.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • You are disturbing the clairvoyant vibrations!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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  • She sometimes wrapped her head in scarves and worked as a cook and domestic, usually for white people, but beneath her domestic look was an intelligent, clairvoyant woman who understood more about me as a mixed child than I understood about myself.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • But Ursula was insensible to his clairvoyance.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Next, the two destroyed a Trojan pair in their war-car— sons of Merops Perkosios, clairvoyant beyond all men, who had denied his sons permission to join man-wasting war.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Or it’s called telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinetics.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • aren’t there any real clairvoyants who could see where he is now and what he is doing ….?
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Pregnancy was making every one of her senses stronger, more intense, and I swear sometimes she seemed almost clairvoyant.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • In those days Hildebranda Sanchez was delirious with hope after visiting a fortuneteller whose clairvoyance had astonished her.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Perhaps he knew that he was going back; perhaps with his child’s clairvoyance he had known all the while what the man had not: that it would not, could not, last.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • It was as though his eyes were holding their breath, while his mother looked at him, her face flaccid and querulous, interminable, clairvoyant yet obtuse.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Especially—though he doesn’t say this—if she’s going to censor the clairvoyance of his several glasses of rum.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • She was apparently taking some comfort in the Doctor’s clairvoyancy.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • We do as we think fit, guided a little by the example of the past, but still more by our present wisdom, and by our clairvoyance of the future.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • They had the power of prophecy and clairvoyance.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • She had read them like a clairvoyant, breathed them in and given them back, so that they had a form of their own and came to me as something new.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • You know Zara, the clairvoyant?
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Like clairvoyants, you might say.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • I could go about the fairs, he said, and be a fire-eater, or else a medical clairvoyant, and trade in Mesmerism and Magnetism, which is always a draw.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The blind clairvoyance of the Revolution, breaking royalty in the King and the King with royalty, did so almost without noticing the man in the fierce crushing of the idea, the vast storm of the Assembly-Tribunal, the public wrath interrogating, Capet not knowing what to reply, the alarming, stupefied vacillation by that royal head beneath that sombre breath, the relative innocence of all in that catastrophe, of those who condemned as well as of the man condemned,—he had looked on…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Not because she was clairvoyant and had had a sudden flash of prophetic vision.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • And in seeing these sudden coalescences of vision and in recall of some strange fragment of thought whose origin I have no idea of, I’m like a clairvoyant, a spirit medium receiving messages from another world.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Robbie held the man’s eye and answered pleasantly that his father had walked out long ago and that his mother was a charlady who supplemented her income as an occasional clairvoyant.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • It was experience, not clairvoyance, which brought Abigail instant recognition of the nature of the conflict.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Ellen of course was not aware of this, anymore than the aunt herself was, or would have believed what was going to happen even if she had been clairvoyant, could actually have seen the rehearsal of events before time produced them.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • She is prescient and clairvoyant and somehow divines the thoughts of others.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • The moonlit night was extraordinary, like merciful love or the gift of clairvoyance.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • And yet he felt some sympathy for the melancholy fate of his clairvoyant great-aunt.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • For a moment, I thought he was clairvoyant.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Marcos maintained that his niece’s gift could be a source of income and a good opportunity for him to cultivate his own clairvoyance.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • In a mood of bitter but dreamy clairvoyance she followed Dick around, and at last told herself she should give up making suggestions and trying to prod him into commonsense.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • In the eyes of Bindo Altoviti, Alessandro saw wisdom and amusement, and he knew why the subjects of paintings and photographs seemed to look from the past as if with clairvoyance.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Joe slid a finger down the smooth silver-plated frame and across the glass, as if he were clairvoyant and able to read the meaning of the photograph by absorbing a lingering psychic energy from it.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The borealis flickered around her features and tightly gowned figure, but it could not disguise the fact that although she had ambition, avarice, and ingenuity, she was utterly devoid of sensitivity and clairvoyance.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • They drove south through a white space on the map, headed for the entrance to the refuge, and he recalled something Eric Deming had told him about this part of Arizona, a rumor, a sort of twilight zone story about people known as sensitives, men and women who were psychically gifted—telepathists, clairvoyants, metal-benders.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The truth is that though many of us do have a gift for precognition or clairvoyance, the vast majority of our people have simply learned to listen to their intuition—which is something most humans have been frightened out of doing:’ Her tone was much like it was in her classroom, and I listened to her eagerly while we ate.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • The saint whose water can light lamps, the clairvoyant whose lapse in recall is the breath of God, the true paranoid for whom all is organized in spheres joyful or threatening about the central pulse of himself, the dreamer whose puns probe ancient fetid shafts and tunnels of truth all act in the same special relevance to the word, or whatever it is the word is there, buffering, to protect us from.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • He heard the ghostly ticking of his life; his powerful clairvoyance, the wild Scotch gift of Eliza, burned inward back across the phantom years, plucking out of the ghostly shadows a million gleams of light—a little station by the rails at dawn, the road cleft through the pineland seen at twilight, a smoky cabin-light below the trestles, a boy who ran among the bounding calves, a wisp-haired slattern, with snuff-sticked mouth, framed in a door, floury negroes unloading sacks from…
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • "What! you don’t know Jules Landau, le fameux Jules Landau, le clairvoyant?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • "Clairvoyance," mumbled the once and former judge.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • A reverse clairvoyance… .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • He had the same languor and the same clairvoyant look that he would have years later as he faced the firing squad.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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