wish away

phrasal verb

wished away; wishing away; wishes away
: to cause (something) to stop or go away just by wanting it to stop or go away
You can't just wish your problems away.

Examples of wish away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Delusion of Peak China America can’t wish away its toughest challenger. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 With Americans fundamentally restless with their ballot choices, the spoiler problem can’t be wished away. Rob Richie, The Mercury News, 28 May 2024 One county government has already raised taxes, others may do so, but none can wish away these hard facts. Aegis, Baltimore Sun, 22 Feb. 2024 Yet the disputes among European powers can’t be wished away. Daniel Depetris, The Mercury News, 21 Mar. 2024 And his approach, reinforced by many Europeans’ growing realization that the threat from Putin could not be wished away, worked. The Editors, National Review, 13 Feb. 2024 Time and compounding interest are two things even Neo-Keynesians can't wish away. Billy Bambrough, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 The October 7 attack and today’s war have also laid bare the faulty, reckless logic of one-state proposals that wish away the extremism that feeds the conflict and the Get unlimited access to all Foreign Affairs. Natan Sachs, Foreign Affairs, 19 Jan. 2024 But liberals sometimes try to wish away inconvenient facts, too. David Leonhardt, New York Times, 7 Jan. 2024

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“Wish away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wish%20away. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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