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Definition to perceive things beyond the natural range of the senses — especially foreseeing the future
  • Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurologists. It is not the business of novelists.
    Ursula K. LeGuin
  • She's either clairvoyant or highly intuitive.
  • She felt it, and visioned it as by an unthinkable clairvoyance, and gasped
    Jack London  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • Like clairvoyants, you might say.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Or it's called telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinetics.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • "What! you don't know Jules Landau, le fameux Jules Landau, le clairvoyant?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • 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
  • For a moment, I thought he was clairvoyant.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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 are disturbing the clairvoyant vibrations!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Pregnancy was making every one of her senses stronger, more intense, and I swear sometimes she seemed almost clairvoyant.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • 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
  • Not because she was clairvoyant and had had a sudden flash of prophetic vision.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • 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
  • It's not twelve hours yet since it happened ...... Oh! aren't there any real clairvoyants who could see where he is now and what he is doing ....
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • Hopton Stoddard glowed in appreciation—in appreciation of the clairvoyant wisdom of Ellsworth Toohey who was always right.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She is prescient and clairvoyant and somehow divines the thoughts of others.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • She was apparently taking some comfort in the Doctor's clairvoyancy.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square

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