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self-fulfilling

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Achieving fulfillment as a result of having been expected or foretold.
  • adjective Achieving self-fulfillment.

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  • adjective Describing a prediction that causes itself to occur as predicted.

Etymologies

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self- +‎ fulfilling

Examples

  • Deanna had never expected to be involved in a mission that required her to don the garment, and wondered how much of the nickname was self-fulfilling.

    The Battle of Betazed

  • Deanna had never expected to be involved in a mission that required her to don the garment, and wondered how much of the nickname was self-fulfilling.

    The Battle of Betazed

  • When you think optimistically, you’ll help fashion a better tomorrow it’s called the self-fulfilling prophecy.

    MAN DOES NOT LIVE BY SPORTS ALONE

  • Reagan seemed to gloat when government failed, and it became a self-fulfilling prophecy: He cut program budgets and appointed inept people to run federal agencies, and lo and behold, government failed.

    The Good Fight

  • Reagan seemed to gloat when government failed, and it became a self-fulfilling prophecy: He cut program budgets and appointed inept people to run federal agencies, and lo and behold, government failed.

    The Good Fight

  • Reagan seemed to gloat when government failed, and it became a self-fulfilling prophecy: He cut program budgets and appointed inept people to run federal agencies, and lo and behold, government failed.

    The Good Fight

  • I believe they've created a self-fulfilling prophecy, and by doing so, have made the possible finite.

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  • As your experience shows, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy and a vicious circle.

    Diamond Agrees to Ship What It Offers » Comics Worth Reading

  • The third story from Robotika creator Alex Sheikman also delves into literary similarities with another mouse relating the tale of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Comic Review: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #1 | Fandomania

  • "There's a mindset out there that this thing has got upside, upside, upside and not much downside, and sometimes that can be a self-fulfilling prophecy."

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