wish fulfilment

  1. (in Freudian psychology) any successful attempt to fulfil a wish stemming from the unconscious mind, whether in fact, in fantasy, or by such disguised means as sublimation: See also pleasure principle

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How to use wish fulfilment in a sentence

  • Those dreams were both a warning and a wish-fulfilment (painless extraction).

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  • Here is another example in which the wish fulfilment is cleverly concealed.

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  • We get our clue to the dream as being a wish fulfilment by taking the dreams of children.

  • Other dreams of wish-fulfilment appear at first glance either indifferent or absurd.

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  • There is no doubt but some painful dreams are, without any symbolism or distortion of any kind, dreams of obvious wish-fulfilment.

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