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Adjective
Hoping
Adjective
Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards doing something
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Adjective
Asking
Adjective
Filled with or inspiring hope
Verb
(formal, caring for) Wanting or considering
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“Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son, should you so wish it.”
Verb
Present participle for to bestow (a thought or gesture) towards (someone or something)
“Ladies, I wish you a very good day.”
Verb
Present participle for to request or provide direction to
“The book brings together years of psychological research on how to persuade others to do as you wish.”
Verb
Present participle for to offer (something inferior, useless, or fake) as valuable, genuine, or valuable
“The job was wished on me. Goodness knows I didn't actually want it.”
Noun
Enthusiasm to do or to have something
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“Unfortunately, for this reader, the humor fell flat and I was left wishing for a return on a cover charge.”
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