sixth sense

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sixth sense

any supposed sense or means of perception, such as intuition or clairvoyance, other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell

Sixth Sense

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Also known as extrasensory perception, the sixth sense embodies precognition, or a knowledge of future events that logically cannot be based on present events. Many people, such as Ursula "Mother" Shipton, who foretold the future, were referred to as having a "sixth sense."

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To Terri, Grandma Ollie Mae is a wise woman who was born with a sixth sense and an ever-present spirit, especially when it comes to her granddaughter.
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