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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of wish.


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  • She has saved it -- I wished her to save it, I _wished_ it -- and I am doing my level best to support her as nearly as possible in the way in which she has been accustomed to live.

    The Love Affairs of an Old Maid

  • Dad calmly announced that he was going to Europe on business and that if his family wished -- imagine that, _wished_ -- he might let us go along. "

    Lucile Triumphant

  • Unsurprisingly, the images brought out rampant speculation that Putin wished to cultivate "The athletic pursuits [that] will help the prime minister maintain the youthful image which will be vital to winning the country's 2012 elections if he decides to stand," said the Daily Mail.

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  • Worth hundreds of millions of dollars, founder of the powerful Quandrangle Group and long-time industry insider, Mr. Rattner certainly had everything that one could have wished from a career in finance.

    David Spencer Seconi: Rattner's Case Just Another Chapter in a Frightening New Trend

  • Einstein wished never to waste one valuable moment of thought time pondering what suit to wear.

    Matthew Yglesias » Why Choose?

  • I thought the newer Who's were more about cheesy special effects that I time again wished those funds could have been rolled into paying writers to produce better scripts.

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  • The truth about Richard Kotoshirodo and his non-prosecutionhad Malkin wished to know itactually lay in a file at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, a few miles from her house.


  • But Vichy did not need clear definitions, not even allegedly scientific ones, to exclude whomever it wished from a national community that it defined at will.

    France's Downfall

  • The Lord of the White Castle never again wished to see the old woman that wove her own hair, and the Lord of the Gray Castle continued to be his friend.

    Granny's Wonderful Chair

  • One day, when studying his lesson, a father came and called him from the school-room, because a cousin wished to see him.

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel


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