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Origin of wishful thinking
OTHER WORDS FROM wishful thinkingwishful thinker, noun
Words nearby wishful thinking
Example sentences from the Web for wishful thinking
Given the full year during which it could have taken place, that certainly raises questions about just how much they were going on, beyond wishful thinking and innuendo.What a proven coronavirus lab leak theory would mean|Aaron Blake|May 27, 2021|Washington Post
A commuter train system that operates harmoniously regionwide isn’t wishful thinking, according to the Greater Washington Partnership, which is leading the effort.
While Huckabee is thinking about his run for president, I thought it was time to think about Huckabee.
But the ads are not just intended to remind the Google-curious that Paul exists and is thinking about running for president.
It is hard to feel attached to where you are if you are always thinking of where you have been or where you are going.
Our quest for better leaders—“Change we can believe in”— is wishful thinking.
I was thinking about retiring from modeling, but spending that time with them rekindled that bug.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I do not care very much how you censor or select the reading and talking and thinking of the schoolboy or schoolgirl.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He, with others, thinking the miss-sahib had gone to church, was smoking the hookah of gossip in a neighboring compound.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He desired his secretary to go to the devil, but, thinking better of it, he recalled him as he reached the door.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
But you are mistaken in thinking the force west consists of the entire Merrill Horse.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
Bernard sat thinking for a long time; at first with a good deal of mortification—at last with a good deal of bitterness.Confidence|Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for wishful thinking
Derived forms of wishful thinkingwishful thinker, noun
Idioms and Phrases with wishful thinking
Interpreting matters as one would like them to be, as opposed to what they really are. For example, Matthew wanted to be a basketball player, but with his height that was wishful thinking. This term comes from Freudian psychology of the mid-1920s and soon began to be used more loosely.