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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But those views sounded more like wishful thinking after Trump's news conference with Sweden's prime minister, when Trump reiterated his intentions.
That wishful thinking ended last week when propaganda was replaced by unforgiving numbers, as Mayor Kenney brought his budget to City Council.
The deal making, technology exploration and perhaps wishful thinking around this new sort of flying transportation — please, the companies ask, don’t call them flying cars — are reminiscent of the work done on self-driving cars just a few years ago.
The danger is that the daunting market math will demolish wishful thinking.
That reunification has been a subject of both debate and wishful thinking ever since North Korea and South Korea split following World War II.
That might be wishful thinking with just three regular-season games left, including two on the road.
Ford is mute on its future plans, so this is all wishful thinking for the time being.
There is something like $200 billion in actual federal money in this plan; the rest of the $1.5 trillion announced is a hodgepodge of tax incentives and wishful thinking.
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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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