wishful thinking

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the illusion that what you wish for is actually true

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Wishful thinking is operationally defined by the differences between averaged predictions made by groups differing in political preference, and, therefore, a reduction in wishful thinking is evident when differences in prediction among preference groups are decreased.
It has not been wishful thinking, but an accomplished fact.
"We have a game away to Drogheda United on September 3 and that is my target although it is probably wishful thinking on my part but we will see how it goes.
Clinton says the opposition is well-armed...it is, as they say in English, 'wishful thinking'," Mualem told the news conference.
Wishful Thinking (2.45), a smart performer over hurdles, makes his fencing debut in the Matalan And NSPCC Novice Chase.
Formed in 2005, Wishful Thinking is a classic rock covers band playing songs from the 60s to the present day.
Tough political competition will also result in ideas that will contribute to good governance and development in South Sudan, instead of wishful thinking that has nothing to contribute at all.
THE POLITICS of wishful thinking, embraced by the majority of our politicians as an easy and cheap way of winning popularity and votes, have blighted public life for decades and prevent our society from maturing and making the right choices.
ISLAMABAD, July 25, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Spokesperson to the President former Senator Farhatullah Babar on Friday dismissed as wishful thinking former President Pervez Musharrafs claim that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto wanted him to continue as president.In a rejoinder to an interview by former military ruler to an Indian channel, Babar said, it is wishful thinking of a disgraced dictator who has been shunted out of the Presidency in full public view and who is now seeking a measure of public support to escape the fate that awaits all dictators.
In an article for The News of The World, Benaud believes England would be indulging in wishful thinking if it thought their spinners could make Australian batters dance to their wiles.
Call it wishful thinking if you want but both are in the July Cup.
"I have seldom heard such a farrago of wishful thinking and muddle" - Former Tory Chancellor Lord (Nigel) Lawson on David Cameron's "save-the-planet antics".
HOME Secretary David Blunkett has dismissed claims he could be out of a job by Christmas as 'wishful thinking'.
But Mr Blunkett's spokesman said: "I think this is a case of wishful thinking on Diane Abbott's part."
When the world looks bleak, being thankful may seem to be naive, wishful thinking. The reality, though, is that thankfulness is a powerful, positive strategy that can immediately change things for the better.