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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 second thought

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sec·ond a.
 1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another; other.
    And he slept and dreamed the second time.   --Gen. xli. 5.
 2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
    May the day when we become the second people upon earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation.   --Landor.
 3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.
    A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel!   --Shak.
 Second Adventist. See Adventist.
 Second cousin, the child of a cousin.
 Second-cut file. See under File.
 Second distance Art, that part of a picture between the foreground and the background; -- called also middle ground, or middle distance. [R.]
 Second estate Eng., the House of Peers.
 Second girl, a female house-servant who does the lighter work, as chamber work or waiting on table.
 Second intention. See under Intention.
 Second story, Second floor, in America, the second range of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is called the first floor, the one beneath being the ground floor.
 Second thought or Second thoughts, consideration of a matter following a first impulse or impression; reconsideration.
    On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had known him.   --Dickens.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 second thought
      n : thinking again about a choice previously made; "he had
          second thoughts about his purchase" [syn: reconsideration,
           afterthought, rethink]