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  • adj. greatly desired


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  • I told her I planned on ordering The Rock Candy Mountain Fudge Sunday to celebrate my wished-for life, the one I was given BACK this morning by the worlds' most handsome radiologist who said all the cancer was gone from my body now.

    Healing Arts

  • They had given years of their lives to raise the walls and suddenly the wished-for home escaped them with the same celerity as the Soviet technicians, boarding airplanes back to their homeland.

    Using Elian Gonzalez to Earn a New Apartment

  • Inevitably, the wished-for item appears, nested in a cubbyhole and waiting just for you.

    Lise Waring: The Free Box Provides

  • Parween delivered a tiny baby—their wished-for boy—but he never breathed his first breath.

    Lipstick in Afghanistan

  • In addition to collecting a list of wished-for items, the Bing Shopping List lets people share those lists with their Facebook friends, giving them a chance to see and buy items from someone else ' s wish list.

    When You Wish Upon a List

  • The semi-recent roll call of long wished-for, ultimately disappointing releases includes Prince's "Black Album," the Eagles '"Long Road Out of Eden," Peter Gabriel's "Scratch My Back" and, of course, "Chinese Democracy," Guns n' Roses 'object lesson in the perils of waiting too long fifteen years! between releases.

    Polls: What long-awaited album have you given up waiting for?

  • The object was to take a tag, purchase the wished-for gift, wrap it and return it under the tree.

    Christmas Magic

  • Possibly the coolest and most wished-for feature TotalFinder adds, though, is tabbed browsing.

    TotalFinder Adds Tabs, Hotkeys And Other Tweaks To OS X’s Finder | Lifehacker Australia

  • Beyond distorting the public record upon which Americans make their judgments in a democratic society, the Clinton administration got none of the wished-for reciprocity.

    Bush's Only Gift to America

  • Another irony of the falsified October Surprise history was that Hamilton's wished-for bipartisanship never materialized.

    Printing: A Special Report -- The Crazy October Surprise Debunking


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