to transmit (a message, image, etc.) by telepathy; (also) to communicate with (a person) by telepathy; also intransitive; cf. telepathize v.
1885 Society for Psychical Research in Time Apr. 417
A large number of very careful experiments with various percipients are given in much detail in the papers of the Society, and they effectually dispose of the suggestions that either chance or trickery are a sufficient explanation. Well-known men of science were in some cases the only persons cognisant of the thoughts to be transferred (or should we say ‘telepathed’?); and as regards chance, the adverse odds are stated in one case to be 142 millions to one, and in another something incalculably greater than this.
1891 Review of Reviews 15 Oct. 347/2
As soon as a man begins to speculate as to how he telepaths, he loses the power of telepathing.
Everybody in the world practices this telepathy every day. Every time you think a thought about a person your thought literally goes to that person. If the thought suits her she receives it. [...] Suppose you telepathed her to call you on the phone. If the message suits her it enters into her aura, and on through to her solar plexus, where it makes her ‘feel’ that she wishes to call you.
Mental Messages in Nautilus Sept. 8/1 (editorial)
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.’
Mernos in Amazing Stories Feb. 1004/2
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.
Time Tatler in Science Fiction Digest (#7) Mar. 14/2
‘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.
He Who Shrank in Amazing Stories Aug. 52/2
Mar Kann has already telepathed me information…that you Hoomen come here seeking the secret of immortality.
Star of Life in Startling Stories Jan. 56/2
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.
Demolished Man (1978) i. 20
But she telepathed angrily out of the night, / Then to hell with the keeper of the Asteroid Light.
Asteroid Light (filk song) in Futures Conditional (1972) 153
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.
Croyd i. 1
‘Positive,’ he telepathed.
Subspace Encounter i. 9
The white one leads the way, but why is it that they do not use telekinesis if they can telepath and teleport?
Skies of Pern IV. 366
Immediately she telepathed Amélia over the fiber-figmental chimecopteric connection she had left on all evening.
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