crystal gazing


crystal gazing
noun
staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events
Hypernyms: ↑prophecy, ↑prognostication, ↑vaticination

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noun
1. : the art or practice of concentrating upon a glass or crystal globe with the aim of inducing a psychical state in which divination can be performed
2. : the attempt to predict future events or developments or to make difficult judgments especially without adequate data

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1. the practice of staring into a crystal ball, as by a fortuneteller, to see distant happenings, future events, etc.
2. speculation about the future.
[1885-90]

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crystal gazing,
1. a steady staring into a crystal ball in order to obtain a view of distant happenings or future events.
2. speculation about the future: »

We engaged in a bit of crystal gazing as to what life will be like in the year 2000.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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