wish away


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w>wish away

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And: "We cant wish globalization away, any more than we could wish away the agricultural revolution or the industrial revolution.
They will not tell you to paint on a happy face, use positive thinking to wish away your problems, or worse, pretend your problems don't exist.
Addressing the flag hoisting ceremony arranged by Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi at the Chancery's lush green lawns, Basit stressed that the political aspiration of the people of Jammu and Kashmir could not be suppressed, nor could anyone belittle or wish away their legitimate struggle and enormous sacrifices, says a press release received here from India.
Former home secretary, and chairman of the Labour In for Britain campaign, Alan Johnson, said: "Michael Gove wants to wish away reality, but every credible independent forecaster says Brexit will hurt our economy.
No mother would ever wish away her child, but, like Katie, we have the right to wish the circumstances could have been different.
When there are 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world, we can't wish away threats we face now and those that may emerge in the 2030s, 2040s, and 2050s," Fallon said in a statement.
The country's lawmakers and common people must subject themselves to more stringent examination today and not wish away a problem which, if left unchecked, will spiral out of proportion and, as evidence suggests, eventually come back to haunt them at home.
As we near the 40th anniversary of the Emergency on June 25, it is clear the Congress is seeking to wish away a storm of criticism that is likely to hit the party in the coming week.
There are powerful political tides sweeping the continent - strong nationalist movements, hard attitudes on immigration, aggressive Russian expansionism and the siren call of parties and governments who would wish away the rules of economics.
Hoping for Islamabad to concede or punishing Kashmiris by blocking international aid during a natural disaster like the recent historic floods will not help India wish away its troubles on its western borders.
WE don't want to wish away the last of the summer, but as autumn coats are hitting the high street, now is a good time to snap one up.
The UPA government's approach was a legislation-based approach wherein they would just try to wish away problems by legislating against them.