autosuggestion

[ aw-toh-suh g-jes-chuh n, -suh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF autosuggestion
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The thought of crime now becomes a sort of obsession or rather an autosuggestion.

Its connection with the phenomena of autosuggestion is very clear.

It is at this point that the ordinary book on autosuggestion breaks down—so far as any practical usefulness is concerned.

Then the autosuggestion "bobs up," common sense is side-tracked, we toss and worry—and of course stay awake.

His story illustrates the power of an autosuggestion and the disastrous effect of attention to a physiological function.

I am told by physicians that I am bodily sound, although very nervous, and that the fear is generated entirely by autosuggestion.

I have no doubt that this kind of autosuggestion plays a large rôle in her mind.

One is inclined to suspect an element of autosuggestion in such a case; still, the coincidence is noteworthy.

By autosuggestion the stronger minds produce ideas which when set afloat pass by suggestion from mind to mind.

Autosuggestion is an instrument which you have to learn how to use just as you would for any other instrument.

WORD ORIGIN

also auto-suggestion, 1879, a hybrid from auto- + suggestion. The idea, and probably the model for the word, originally from French.

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