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 for wishing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wish \Wish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wished; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wishing.] [OE. wischen, weschen, wuschen, AS. w?scan; akin
     to D. wenschen, G. w["u]nschen, Icel. [ae]eskja, Dan.
     ["o]nske, Sw. ["o]nska; from AS. w?sc a wish; akin to OD. &
     G. wunsch, OHG. wunsc, Icel. ?sk, Skr. v[=a]?ch[=a] a wish,
     v[=a]?ch to wish; also to Skr. van to like, to wish. ?. See
     Winsome, Win, v. t., and cf. Wistful.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To have a desire or yearning; to long; to hanker.
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              They cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished
              for the day.                          --Acts xxvii.
                                                    29.
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              This is as good an argument as an antiquary could
              wish for.                             --Arbuthnot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wishing \Wish"ing\,
     a. & n. from Wish, v. t.
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     Wishing bone. See Wishbone.
  
     Wishing cap, a cap fabled to give one whatever he wishes
        for when wearing it.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wishing
      n 1: a specific feeling of desire; "he got his wish"; "he was
           above all wishing and desire" [syn: wish, wishing,
           want]

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