1A feeling of having already experienced the present situation.
- Could you explain what happens with temporal lobe epilepsy and why people who have that condition might experience déjà vu more.
- She also experienced occasional feelings of déjà vu.
- I feel déjà vu, as this already happened before somewhere.
1.1Tedious familiarity: to list the opponents of his policies is to invite boredom and a sense of déjà vu
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- A soundtrack of canned fiddle tunes completes the déjà vu.
- The predictable gameplay is overburdened with boring fetch quests, drawing out an already overlong feeling of déjà vu.
- Nevertheless, some readers might experience déjà vu, that sense that they have been here before, and for good reason.
Early 20th century: French, literally 'already seen'.
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Syllabification: dé·jà vu
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