I hoped that I was correct; maybe it was wishful thinking, but I claim that right.
Subconsciously he knew that this, at the very best, was wishful thinking.
He remembered doubtfully a talk with Joe Bass the evening before—anything more than a flurry of wishful thinking?
It's wishful thinking and we cannot permit such daydreaming in our precarious condition.
This impression was generally discredited, people were surfeited with optimism; they felt our reports were wishful thinking.
This is contrasted to happenstance decision making based on impulsiveness and wishful thinking.
That might be wishful thinking, they wouldn't know until they tried to prove it.