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wish for someone or something

to wish to have someone or something. She spent most of her life wishing for Prince Charming, who would come along and sweep her off her feet. She still wishes for escape.
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wish for

v.
1. To express a desire for something or someone: The child tossed a penny in the well and wished for a new bicycle.
2. To have or feel a desire for something or someone: For weeks I've been wishing for a big snowstorm so I could go skiing.
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Results showed that 85 percent of adolescents had wishes for themselves, 32 percent had wishes for others, and 10 percent had a wish for both themselves and others.
Boys were more likely than girls to wish for things only for themselves (73 percent vs.
I wish for basic American decency to reassert itself against the hate-filled tirades of the far right and to rededicate itself to helping the poor.
I wish for withdrawal from Iraq to begin immediately and to be completed no later than July 4.
Robert Von Aiken, executive managing director Grubb & Ellis Appraisal Consulting Services, said he would wish for the so-called state capital gains tax to be eliminated.
Make-A-Wish children are encouraged to wish for whatever they want during a difficult period in their lives to bring hope, strength and joy to themselves and their families.
The last few years, the center has raised almost $8,000 at each festival to help fulfill a wish for a child in the area.
RICHMOND, British Columbia -- TU Group and Travel Underwriters are making travel dreams come true through their Wish for a Wish contest
This year, the Wish for a Wish contest engaged partners and consumers to fulfill a second wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation began in Phoenix in 1980 when Department of Public Safety officers granted the first wish for an ailing child, the late Chris Greicius.
For official rules, additional information or to help grant a wish for a child today, log on to www.
When given the opportunity to wish for anything, David decided to use his wish to help others.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish for every eligible child who is referred to them, with the goal of brightening children's lives one wish at a time, enriching the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
LOS ANGELES -- A Blue Lamborghini Races in to Join "A Season of Wishes(TM)" And Grants a Heartfelt Wish for a Child With a Life-Threatening Medical Condition
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish for every eligible child that is referred to them, with the goal of brightening children's lives one wish at a time, enriching the human experience with hope, strength and joy.