Definitions for self-fulfilling

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  1. self-fulfilling(Adjective)

    Describing a prediction that causes itself to occur as predicted.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sharon Bergquist:

    Aging well can certainly become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

  2. Marilyn Ferguson:

    Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.

  3. Myles Bradshaw:

    Next day everyone will be selling Italian bonds and you end up with potential self-fulfilling processes in the market where there's no buyers and only sellers and it becomes very disorderly.

  4. Olivier Blanchard:

    How much should we worry? This is where economics stops giving an answer, if ... the stock market slump lasts longer or gets worse, it can become self-fulfilling. Low stock prices lasting for long lead to lower consumption, lower demand, and, potentially, to a recession.

  5. Ted Callahan:

    Obviously, you have practical concerns, as far as how close they can get, how accurate their fire will be, the rate of fire they can lay down on the city, but then, you have the potential for panic to take root. And that has almost become a self-fulfilling prophecy in a lot of cities in the north, where people just assume it is going to be overrun, they panic, they leave.

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