Definition of crystal-gazing in English:

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crystal-gazing

noun

[mass noun]
1Looking intently into a crystal ball with the aim of seeing images relating to future or distant events.
Example sentences
  • Along with charms and talismans, crystal-gazing and the invocation of spirits, he dismissed astrological prophecy and mystical revelation as ‘cheats and shifts to gull the sillier sort of people.’
  • It can involve elaborate rituals for cleaning the ball and for conducting the crystal-gazing sessions.
  • It might sound like the sort of question best left to crystal-gazing new agers, but there is growing evidence that the weird movies that play in our heads every night actually mean something.
1.1Attempting to forecast the future.
Example sentences
  • Historians don't do crystal-gazing.

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