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wish fulfillment

n.
1. Gratification of a desire.
2. In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream, fantasy, or other exercise of the imagination.

wish′ fulfill`ment


n.
the drive to free oneself from tension caused by a suppressed desire, esp. by symbolizing the desire in dreams, slips of the tongue, etc.
[1905–10]
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Brilliant ribbons of colors thread through every page of this story of the dangers of wish fulfillment.
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First published in 1952, Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking birthed a philosophy rooted in the belief that a positive outlook attracts a positive outcome and that visualizing the positive while rejecting negative thinking will increase your chances of success and wish fulfillment.
The 48-year-old author said that she wrote the Hermione / Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment, adding that when she first conceived the characters, she imagined they would end up together, the Verge reported.
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It's a classic fish-out-of-water story with escapism and wish fulfillment," Donkers said.
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The show has reached its ultra-fuzzy, youth-empowering conclusion, and even Archie gets a bit of wish fulfillment, if just for a moment.
Thus, Olivia Joules probes an area of wish fulfillment that hasn't heretofore received much attention (and, given the book's lackluster performance, probably won't receive much more).
In addition to imagining this childish land of self-centred wish fulfillment, Barrie also poked gentle fun at its utter impracticality.
In one he "carries" a huge boom box, and in a series of still photographs shot from above, he "hops" onto a drawing of a bicycle and rides away, Such wish fulfillment seems in opposition to the warning about taking photographic portraits in certain cultures, considered as stealing a person's soul; these drawings, instead, are the spirits of objects waiting to be possessed.
The idea came from a partnership between AMERICAN FORESTS and Gahl Sasson and Steve Weinstein, authors of the book A Wish Can Change Your Life, which explores metaphorical and literal trees as a means of wish fulfillment.