thought bubble


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thought bubble

n.
A rounded or irregularly shaped outline, as in a cartoon or other drawing, containing words that represent a character's thoughts and often featuring several smaller, rounded outlines that form a tail pointing toward the thinker. Also called thought balloon.
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Labor has ridiculed the suggestion of income tax cuts, labelling it a thought bubble and noting the government increased tax rates on those earning more than $21,000 in the last budget.
And she imagined a naughty thought bubble over the boy's head.
Di Natale also slammed the government's plan for the states to pay for shortfalls in health funding after cuts in the 2014 budget, labelling it "the latest thought bubble from a dithering government without the vision or courage to take on real reform".
This included Keith Haring's face on an animal body with a question mark inside of a thought bubble, as well as his original signature.
In the age of Facebook photo albums and Instagram posts, paper and glue-stick scrapbooking seems like a relic of an era when memory collectors had ample time and patience to document their activities, one thought bubble at a time.
Bean's Mini has nothing on this" was my immediate thought bubble upon seeing the black and white doodle-riddled Mini Cooper at the World Trade Center in Pasay City during the Asia Pop Comic Con (APCC) Manila.
Maeda used the house's built-in library shelves to exhibit his personal curios, each tagged with a thought bubble containing a message in Korean.
Despite the title, a thought bubble tells us just what it is that she's so fondly thinking about: an s/m scene featuring ropes and a whip.
NOVEMBER 9-16 Celebrating all things comic and graphic-art connected, Thought Bubble in Leeds brings together fans and graphic artists with free workshops, film screenings and masterclasses - and on the last day a Comic Con with Scott Snyder and Natasha Allegri.
In this painting, a beautiful brunette, eyes brimming with tears, appears to be sinking as a thought bubble proclaims: "I don't care
While there is no doubt that the Andaman Islands are strategic real estate, this is the first time I have seen anyone float the thought bubble that the US might be able to operate maritime surveillance assets from Indian territory," Brown wrote in a post examining the paper.