velleity

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A slight wish not followed by any effort to obtain

Who could have imagined then, in Crumpsall, that the ancient Jewish hope, ‘Next year in Jerusalem’ – for so long more a velleity than a hope, the feeblest and most unanticipated of anticipations – would be realised in their lifetime and that they would be able to stand here, under the watchful eye of Israeli soldiers, but otherwise unimpeded, together?.

The lowest degree of desire or volition, with no effort to act

This connoisseuse of “splendid weaknesses”, run not by any lust or even velleity but by vacuum: by the absence of human hope.

The lowest degree of desire; imperfect or incomplete volition
volition in its weakest form
a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain
{i} mere wish (without attempt to realize it)
volition in its weakest form a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain
velleity

    Silbentrennung

    vel·le·i·ty

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    Etymologie

    [ ve-'lE-&-tE, v&- ] (noun.) 1618. From mediæval Latin velleitas, from Latin velle (“wish, will”).

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