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wish

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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English

Etymology

Old English wyscan

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -ɪʃ

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Noun

Singular
wish

Plural
es

wish (es)
  1. a will for something to happen.
    Your dearest wish will come true.

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Verb

Infinitive
to wish

Third person singular
wish

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to wish (third-person singular simple present wish, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (with for) to hope (for a particular outcome)
  2. (ditransitive) to bestow (a thought or gesture) towards (someone or something)
    We wish you a Merry Christmas.
  3. To request or desire to do an activity.
    I wish to complain.

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