Thesaurus / wishful
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In wishful anticipation for passage of The Honest Ads Act, MediaMath built a database that would have made information publicly available about audience targeting, the amount spent on an ad and who funded it.

Thoughts like “We’ll handle it when it happens,” or “This is only temporary, and things will get back to normal soon,” are common examples of wishful thinking.

He was, moreover, genuinely interested in the men, and wishful to know how they conducted themselves in their new spheres.

A Tatter of ScarletS. R. Crockett

As for me, I was ready to sink deep into the ground with despondency, wishful to rise never more.

I hoped that I was correct; maybe it was wishful thinking, but I claim that right.

Highways in HidingGeorge Oliver Smith

I remember when a young man, wishful to conform to the rules of good society, I bought a book of etiquette for gentlemen.

“Do not be so sure I am wishful to ridicule,” answered the Minor Poet.

Tea-Table TalkJerome K. Jerome

Wishful to obtain the best information, I determined to penetrate into the country where the poisonous ingredients grow.

It is not your corpse I will be wishful to hold in honour the way I hold this corpse in honour.

El Buitre looked at him as if wishful to read the thoughts in his heart.

The Indian ChiefGustave Aimard

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