the ability to control another person’s thoughts or actions telepathically
At last the true secret of mental power and mind control has been revealed. A noted college in the city of New York has just issued a wonderful book by eminent scientists, which lays bare the mysteries of personal influence.
Hypnotism…gives you the key to the inner secrets of mind control. It enables you to control yourself and the thoughts and actions of others.
The robots consisted of a domed cylinder mounted on three legs and fitted with four arms terminating in metal claws. They were operated entirely by the mind control of the Aemts.
And She was a whiz at hypnosis and mind-control.
Nothing short of complete mind-control for a period of several weeks.
The Esper plastered himself to the heaving body. For the moment he made no attempt at mind control.
The world, after all, was full of inexplicable murders and suicides for which many blamed a form of mind control.
The only thing I could come up with is, this guy’s using some radical, unknown kind of mind-control device.
Earliest cite in OED2 is a 1954 cite from T.S. Eliot; improved to the 1940 Jones example in OED3.
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