wishful thinking

  1. the illusion that what you wish for is actually true
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How To Use wishful thinking In A Sentence

  • Ideas for friends to run a restaurant seem like wishful thinking but they may just work. The Sun
  • But real wisdom means knowing truth from falsehood, knowing the difference between evidence and wishful thinking.
  • Planning and practical action replace wishful thinking and it gets results at work and home. The Sun
  • Conservative high command is the victim of wishful thinking. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Guttmacher Institute has looked at the effects of comprehensive sex education - the sort where the facts are presented, not just antisex propaganda and wishful thinking. Boys & Girls Together
  • Now that's what I call wishful thinking on your part. Newsvine - Get Smarter Here
  • This is not so much wishful thinking as clutching at straws. The Sun
  • I already struggle not to feel the wool is being pulled over my eyes, or perhaps (to be kinder) I simply feel that there is a strong sort of wishful thinking going on by those involved; so for the Church to indulge in this sort of cosmeticism when the miraculousness should be allowed its own self-evidence - it makes me feel as if I'm being patronized. Incorruptible and Forever
  • Job plans that seemed like wishful thinking take off. The Sun
  • That sounded rather like wishful thinking, as if some of our seekers after evil would almost have welcomed the release of a small, containable, but suitably photogenic, cloud of poison gas in the desert.
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