a thing devoutly to be wished

noun phrase

Definition of a thing devoutly to be wished

: a thing worth wishing for : a thing one wants very much to happen

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“A thing devoutly to be wished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20thing%20devoutly%20to%20be%20wished. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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