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Below you will find the definition of telepathy, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - apparent communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions
EXAMPLES - Telepathy in a Sentence
- "The mind-speech is called telepathy," Illyanov said. (source)
- As if there was some kind of telepathy between young Asian women. (source)
- It's also what scares us when the idea of telepathy is brought up. (source)
- The sailors spun strange yarns over the power we call telepathy now. (source)
- Another possibility is that between the trees a kind of telepathy is involved. (source)
- But sometimes it is reasonable to assume what is known as telepathy, as their link of intercourse. (source)
- And resistance to telepathy is an automatic human reaction to that sudden feeling of mental intrusion? (source)
- Don't try the 'if we all felt like that one' because my canvassee (?) doesn't believe in telepathy ..... (source)
- "By outside influences, I meant influences on the mind, such as telepathy or mind reading of some nature." (source)
- So to you telepathy is a-priori excluded from the realm of things science should investigate, just because. (source)
- It's established that Night Head Genesis will revolve around psychic powers such as telepathy and telekinesis. (source)
- What is the significance of the case of Clever Hans for the interpretation of so-called telepathy? of muscle reading? (source)
- It is on power of supersensory, or extra-sensory perception that what is known as telepathy and clairvoyance are based. (source)
- The delicious linking of one to one called telepathy is a communication mode that overturns the restrictive barriers of spoken language. (source)
- Was it not perhaps a coincidence -- not an answer to his own letter, but one of those extraordinary instances of what is called telepathy? (source)
- The term telepathy is sometimes used, in conformity with its derivation, to mean the direct communication between minds at a great distance. (source)
- Far more common than magic was psionics, a new concept for the D&D game, which allowed players to use powers such as telepathy and telekinesis. (source)
- And although each one of us is interested in different kinds of music today, when we play together, there is some kind of telepathy that is going on. (source)
- In contrast, claims in other fringe realms, such as telepathy and psychokinesis, arecredible only if you ignore a couple or three centuries of established science. (source)
- In his work, Jung developed a capacious model of human psychology that validated psychic experiences such as telepathy, dream foretellings, synchronicities, and so on. (source)
- The fact that journals like Nature and Scientific American aren't interested in reading about the evidence for telepathy is because they are run by dogmatic materialists. (source)
- Their telepathy is supplemented by Rosalind Ross, a three-point threat, dogged defender and the best player in the USA without an anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. (source)
- With absorbed concentration and advanced yogic training, it is possible to make special use of this system to gain extraphysical and extrasensory powers, such as telepathy and clairvoyance. (source)
- The inventor of the word "telepathy" and the writer who first introduced the work of Freud into Britain, Frederic Myers went on to become one of the founders of the Society for Psychical Research. (source)
- I have found that only 1% of Stanford professors believe in telepathy (defined as "communication between minds without using the traditional five senses"), compared with 36% of the general population. (source)
- "The message sent on the wind" (as the Tibetans call telepathy) had failed to advise Amanda of Purcell's visit, although since moving to the roadhouse she had known that momentous meetings were to transpire there. (source)
- I am not certain but that we have lost another power that I suspect the lower animals possess -- something analogous to, or identical with, what we call telepathy -- power to communicate without words, or signs, or signals. (source)
- The distance was too great to see clearly; but perhaps that intercommunication of minds which in later times we call telepathy was the thing which caused his heart to beat with a stronger stroke and fired his spirit with greater courage. (source)
- Not that the idea of telepathy itself was alien to him -- after all, he was even more aware than the average citizen that research had been going on in that field for something over a quarter of a century, and that the research was even speeding up. (source)
- For example, quantum entanglement between individuals could account for a range of so-called paranormal effects such as telepathy, and (because quantum physics allows what appears to be backward time effects) premonitions, or precognition - information from the future. (source)
- The author does not discuss some of the research that is beginning to bear fruit in the areas of telepathy, which is now beginning to be accepted as a real phenomenon and demonstrate that minds can communicate at a distance with no possible biological mechanism involved. (source)
- They talk for a long time afterward, about everything and anything, and rather than sever the link they leave a little backchannel running between them; it feels like the kind of telepathy old marrieds have, for each always has a quiet awareness of what the other is thinking. (source)
- Many intellectual lights of the day were attracted to the movement: writers Tennyson and John Ruskin, philosopher William James, Nobel Prize-winning physiologist Charles Richet, prime ministers W.E. Gladstone and Arthur Balfour, and especially Frederick Myers, the inventor of the word "telepathy," and Trinity College professor Henry Sidgwick. (source)
- The native fraki, known to science by a pseudo-Latin name and called "Those confounded slugs!" by the People, live in telepathic symbiosis with lemur-like creatures possessed of delicate, many-boned hands -- "telepathy" is a conclusion; it is believed that the slow, monstrous, dominant creatures supply the brains and the lemuroids the manipulation. (source)
- The only class of stories, say the investigators, which appear to be proved beyond the possibility of reasonable doubt, is the class of stories dealing with apparitions at the time of death; and this they explain by supposing a species of telepathy, which is indeed an obscure force, but obviously an existing one, though its conditions and limitations are not clearly understood. (source)
- In this book Myers was unable to get any formula which covered all the phenomena called "spiritual," but in discussing that action of mind upon mind which he has himself called telepathy he completely proved his point, and he worked it out so thoroughly with so many examples, that, save for those who were wilfully blind to the evidence, it took its place henceforth as a scientific fact. (source)
- "You say," said Doctor Watson, as he rested one arm on the mantel and looked thoughtfully at the open fire, -- "you say there is no proof of the actuality of what is called telepathy or thought-transference, and perhaps you are right, but I have several times in my life had experiences which were very difficult to explain except by some such theory, and if you care to listen I will tell you one of them which I have in mind." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 40.0, which suggests that "telepathy" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 14 synonyms for telepathy.
ESP, clairvoyance, extrasensory perception, insight, mind-reading, parapsychology, premonition, presentiment, second sight, sixth sense, spiritualism, telepathic transmission, telesthesia, thought transference
We have 0 antonyms for telepathy.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of telepathy from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Communication through means other than the senses, as by the exercise of an occult power.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The capability to communicate directly by psychic means; the sympathetic affection of one mind by the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of another at a distance, without communication through the ordinary channels of sensation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The sympathetic affection of one mind by the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of another at a distance, without communication through the ordinary channels of sensation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The direct communication of one mind with another otherwise than in ordinary and recognized ways; the supposed action of one mind on another at a distance without the use of words, looks, gestures, or other material signs; also, the resulting mental state or affection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) apparent communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions