wish for

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vi +prep obj to wish for somethingsich (dat)etw wünschen; what more could you wish for?etwas Besseres kann man sich doch gar nicht wünschen, was kann sich der Mensch noch mehr wünschen? (inf); it was everything we had wished fores war genauso, wie wir es uns gewünscht hatten; she had everything she could wish forsie hatte alles, was man sich nur wünschen kann
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After a while the cook said to him: 'It is not well for you to be so alone, wish for a pretty girl as a companion.
For some moments her voice was lost; but recovering herself, she added, and with greater calmness than before--"I am now perfectly satisfied, I wish for no change.
Marianne sighed, and repeated, "I wish for no change.
You shall have a notary, as you absolutely wish for one, sir," said Villefort; "but I shall explain to him your state of health, and make excuses for you, for the scene cannot fail of being a most ridiculous one.
There's not one kind wish for me, or one good word for you, among them all.
She would not even wish for a renewal of his attentions.
It's great--until one girl named Tam makes a wish for every person on Earth to walk in the shoes of someone he or she has hurt.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has found that while trying to figure out what's going on in an adolescent's mind can be challenging, simply asking them what they wish for could prove to be eye-opening.
WISHING Some people wish for things in life that can never be But some things come to people in life, that are permanent As in my case, it was an amazing woman I never wished, she never wished, we just found each other I'm from the older generation, she is not But since meeting, we act like two teenagers But this is not an act, this is love I mentioned wish, which I didn't wish But if I had, my wish has certainly come true Because this lady, is so fantastic, beautiful, gorgeous, sweet Romantic, sensuous and very patient So to wish in life can be fruitless But to wait can be very fruitful So the moral of the poem never wish for what you may not receive If you are due a wish, it will come to you As it did with me by B.
I wish for the citizenry to continue to awaken from the nightmare of the Bush Age.
Whether it's a generic wish for 'world peace' or for 'all the money in the world', to the more personal 'I wish I could dance' or 'I wish I'd told him I loved him', 'The Wishing Ceremony' is an opportunity to share your innermost secrets and desires with the world, in complete anonymity The Wishing Ceremony is at mac until January 8.
For example, "I wish for peace in the world" or "I wish people would be kind to one another.