- wish list,
- wish on,
- wishbone boom,
- wishful thinking,
- wishing well,
Origin of wishful
Examples from the Web for wishful
Our quest for better leaders—“Change we can believe in”— is wishful thinking.
But the idea he is going to attract droves of non-traditional Republican supporters is nothing more than wishful thinking.
Sometimes the wishful thinking was done by well-known individuals—the Dalai Lama and Ralph Bunche.
At least 65 Peace Prizes have been awarded for wishful thinking.
Does a Middle East foreign policy determined by wishful thinking and poor information sound familiar?America, Once Again Dazed and Confused in the Middle East|Scott Anderson|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was, moreover, genuinely interested in the men, and wishful to know how they conducted themselves in their new spheres.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
As for me, I was ready to sink deep into the ground with despondency, wishful to rise never more.The Dew of Their Youth|S. R. Crockett
I hoped that I was correct; maybe it was wishful thinking, but I claim that right.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
I remember when a young man, wishful to conform to the rules of good society, I bought a book of etiquette for gentlemen.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
“Do not be so sure I am wishful to ridicule,” answered the Minor Poet.Tea-Table Talk|Jerome K. Jerome