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New Thought

noun
1.
a system of doctrine and practice originating in the 19th century and stressing the power of thought to control physical and mental events.
Origin of New Thought
1885-1890
1885-90
Related forms
New Thoughter, New Thoughtist, noun
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  • There is no more brilliant hope on earth to-day than this New Thought about the child.

    The home Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • This was a New Thought to Mary, and, terrified at the threat, she nearly fainted.

    The Basket of Flowers Christoph von Schmid
  • Now the new song rises, the brain tingles to New Thought, the heart craves for new activity.

  • But a New Thought had changed the mood of the impulsive bride.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • Then at last a New Thought came to her relief, but it did not give her the peace of mind that she desired.

    The Man From Brodney's George Barr McCutcheon
  • But as I was getting into our car a New Thought suddenly struck me.

    Americans All Various
  • Suddenly he halted, staring about over the prairie, obsessed by a New Thought, an aroused suspicion.

    Keith of the Border Randall Parrish
  • He listened, but no answer came; then a New Thought came to him.

    The Music Master Charles Klein
  • It was at this juncture in life that a New Thought came to Jean Baptiste.

    The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for New Thought

New Thought

noun
1.
a movement interested in spiritual healing and the power of constructive thinking
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