autosuggestion autosuggestion

Definition(s):

  • (n) a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s

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Usage(s):

  1. I'm sure he absorbed chemistry by autosuggestion, because certainly he was walking in his sleep when he left home washed, properly dressed, fed and equipped with lunch.
  2. The late Sir William Osier called stigmata, in general, manifestations of hysteria, probably produced by autosuggestion.
  3. But it is only powdered sugar and her swoon is a symptom only of autosuggestion.

Quotes

  • "The process of magic and the process of confidence games, and to a certain extent the process of drama, are all processes of autosuggestion," Mamet said. "They cause the audience to autosuggest themselves in a way which seems perfectly...
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: David Mamet Source: New Yorker

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