- Déjà vu — the feeling of having seen an unfamiliar thing previously
- Déjà vécu — the feeling of having experienced an unfamiliar situation previously
- Déjà visité — unaccountable knowledge of an unfamiliar place
- Déjà senti — a sense of “recollection” of an unfamiliar idea
- Jamais vu — a sense of unfamiliarity with a familiar situation
- Presque vu — inability to summon a familiar word
Visiting a ruined English manor in 1856, Nathaniel Hawthorne felt “haunted and perplexed” by the idea that he had seen it before. He later realized that Alexander Pope had written a poem about it nearly 100 years earlier.