wishing

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

wishing

  1. Present participle of wish.

Noun[edit]

wishing (plural wishings)

  1. The act of making a wish.
    • 1852, Chambers's Papers for the People (volumes 9-10, page 167)
      Discourse there was none; only exclamations and interjections, and wishings, wishings, wishings that Bessy were but his own for ever — his dear, dear little wife, as assuredly one day she should be!