Examples of wishful thinking in a Sentence
The idea that the enemy will immediately surrender is nothing more than wishful thinking.
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The Spurs need not rely on self-delusion or wishful thinking to fuel their title dreams.
The hope for a third alternative, getting China to do the dirty work, is mostly wishful thinking.
Time will tell whether or not that's wishful thinking.
On a good day, the Rockets can shoot and score on the Warriors’ level, but banking on Trevor Ariza to slow Kevin Durant, hoping Paul can shadow Curry and finding somewhere to hide Harden on that end requires some wishful thinking.
Production and prices both are low and we won't be saved by wishful thinking.
The provocative, arguably ignominious thrust of the Times piece was repeated—that Fox was engaged in astonishing wishful thinking in believing it could re-sign and still rely on its cable superstar despite the private O’Reilly settlement.
In other words, even without medical intervention or a touch of wishful thinking, there’s no reason for people on the spectrum to give up on their future.
But the idea that Trump is some sort of anomalous fake Republican is wishful thinking by Domenech.
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Definition of wishful thinking for English Language Learners
: an attitude or belief that something you want to happen will happen even though it is not likely or possible
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