telepath v.

to communicate (something) by telepathy; (also) to communicate with (a person) by telepathy


  • 1885 Time Apr. 416

    Well-known men of science were in some cases the only persons cognisant of the thoughts to be transferred (or should we say ‘telepathed’?).

  • 1907 Nautilus Sept. 8/1

    Suppose you telepathed her to call you on the phone.

  • 1929 ‘H. James’ Mernos in Amazing Stories Feb. 1004/2 page image L. C. Kellenberger bibliography

    After they had conversed in this manner for some ten minutes, the one who had first spoken to me, or I should say, thought to me, ‘telepathed’ to me as I may term it: ‘Come with us to the great Samozar; he would like to see you.’

  • 1933 F. J. Ackerman Time Tatler in Science Fiction Digest (#7) Mar. 14/2 page image Forrest J. Ackerman bibliography

    Joe Skidmore telepathed one of my pet ideas in his ‘Souls Apace’ story. Apparently the minds of Science Afflictionists, as one correspondent would have it, run alike.

  • 1936 H. Hasse He Who Shrank in Amazing Stories Aug. 52/2 page image Henry Hasse bibliography

    ‘I know that you would like to learn things about myself,’ I telepathed…. Reading his mind I could see that he had not received the thought, so I probed even deeper and again flashed the same thought. This time he did receive it, and there was an answering light in his eyes.

  • 1947 E. Hamilton Star of Life in Startling Stories Jan. 56/2 page image Edmond Hamilton

    Mar Kann has already telepathed me information…that you Hoomen come here seeking the secret of immortality.

  • 1952 A. Bester Demolished Man (1978) i. 20 page image Alfred Bester bibliography

    I am a 2nd Class Esper. I can telepath normal applicants rapidly and efficiently, but I cannot handle other Espers with the same speed and economy.

  • 1959 J. Boardman Asteroid Light (filk song) in Futures Conditional (1972) 153 page image John Boardman bibliography

    But she telepathed angrily out of the night, / Then to hell with the keeper of the Asteroid Light.

  • 1967 I. Wallace Croyd i. 1 page image Ian Wallace bibliography

    At first, the passing touch of a nudie had jarred him; but presently he telepathed one to stay for a while, and obediently it floated around him, brushing against him as his mood drew it.

  • 1983 E. E. Smith Subspace Encounter i. 9 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    ‘Positive,’ he telepathed.

  • 2001 A. McCaffrey Skies of Pern IV. 366 page image Anne McCaffrey bibliography

    The white one leads the way, but why is it that they do not use telekinesis if they can telepath and teleport?

  • 2012 T. Wolfe Back to Blood xvii. 592 page image

    Immediately she telepathed Amélia over the fiber-figmental chimecopteric connection she had left on all evening.

Research requirements

antedating 1885

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