a thing devoutly to be wished

Definition of a thing devoutly to be wished

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

Word by Word Definitions

thing play
  1. : an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

  3. : a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity

devout play devoutly
  1. : committed or devoted to religion or to religious duties or exercises

  2. : expressing piety or religious fervor : expressing devotion

  3. : devoted to a pursuit, belief, or mode of behavior : serious, earnest

wish play wished
  1. : to have a desire for (something, such as something unattainable)

  2. : to give expression to as a wish : bid

  3. : to give form to (a wish)

  1. : an act or instance of wishing or desire : want

  2. : an object of desire : goal

  3. : an expressed will or desire : mandate


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