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I wish (that) somebody would do something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishI wish (that) somebody would do somethingI wish (that) somebody would do somethingspoken used to say that you find someone’s behaviour annoying and want them to change I wish you’d stop treating me like a child! wish
Examples from the Corpus
I wish (that) somebody would do somethingI wish he would go away.I wish he would stop this.I wish Masklin would come back.I wish my friends would take that to heart.I wish they would continue to play at the Forum.I wished the Admiral would switch on the lights.I thought I was gon na die and-I hate to admit it-sometimes I wished I would.They are different from the views that he is saying are ours, and I wish that he would retract that.
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