I began to think that in reality these are wishful words, appearing long before anything resembling order had started to happen.
She starts responding to his wishful blabberings about the future.
It seems to be based on wishful thinking rather than scientific evidence.
He pulled away a little and looked her in the eye and repeated his wishful words as clearly as he could.
It's a simple refusal to acknowledge reality, a wishful desire to escape the order of things.
My conviction is based not on wishful thinking, but on my experiences living in a totalitarian regime.
I suspect his assertion, memorable though it is, was based on wishful thinking.
Rowan, who had heard such wishful schemes before, tried not to get his hopes up.
He does not understand her, but is moved to see her so earnest and wishful .
The ties of community are fragile; they are hard to weave but easy to break; they can't be drawn together by wishful thinking.