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."

References in classic literature ?
Possibly it is the sixth sense which I am sure they possess that has given them an advantage over the other and more frightfully armed of their fellows; but this we may never know.
He did not speak, but presently that strange, subtile sixth sense which warns us that we are not alone, though our eyes see not nor our ears hear, caused her to turn.
I guess when a man has had dangers in his life--and I've had more than most in my time--there is a kind of sixth sense that waves the red flag.