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as in:  psychological transference

Cognitive therapist are less interested in transference than psychoanalysts.
  the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another — especially to the therapist
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  • Cognitive therapist are less interested in transference than psychoanalysts.
  • She recognized his professed love as psychological transference.
  • Kel’s new friend stands behind him looking just as defeated, causing me immediately to regret the transference of my bad mood.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • I’m no shrink, but I guessed Sams had undergone some transference due to seriously unresolved daddy issues.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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  • "Which makes me wonder if the wights have been tinkering with nature," said Millard, "vis-ŕ-vis the transference of peculiar souls."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I should have gotten ten percent transference at best.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • A transference problem is no laughing matter.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I suppose now you do not believe in corporeal transference.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The theory seems irrefutable just because the act of transference of the people’s will cannot be verified, for it never occurred.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But no one dared to challenge Reb Saunders’ tacit transference of power to his younger son.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen

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  • It’s called transference.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • If ever I hear again of any lapse from a proper standard of infantile decorum, I shall ask for your transference to a Sub-Centre–preferably to Iceland.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • I believe in thought transference now, vibrations in the ether, that sort of junk.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The truly horrifying thing was the transference of the same impulses to little white girls.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Then there’s the issue of what is called sensation transference.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • But it was not only the transference of money that Bellamy had been asked to witness.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Could be thought transference.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • When she was a teenager, a psychiatrist heard about her gift of color transference and arranged for an interview.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He liked the prevalent mood in which feelings were sheathed in thoughts, and thoughts softened into felicity by their transference into language.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Maggie could not speak, but she put out her arms to receive the tiny baby, while Mumps snuffed at it anxiously, to ascertain that this transference was all right.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Stephen followed also with his ears the accents and intervals of the priest’s voice as he spoke gravely and cordially of indifferent themes, the vacation which had just ended, the colleges of the order abroad, the transference of masters.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • That’s when the letters came, and Henry reading them all, without jealousy, with that complete abnegant transference, metamorphosis into the body which was to become his sister’s lover.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Assuming the target was also aware of it, or that he’d communicated it through his transference, yes.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Now if one notices carefully one will see that between these two worlds, despite much physical contact and daily intermingling, there is almost no community of intellectual life or point of transference where the thoughts and feelings of one race can come into direct contact and sympathy with the thoughts and feelings of the other.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • In that fog world of transference of emotion Vida had no normal jealousy but a conviction that, since through Carol she had received Kennicott’s love, then Carol was a part of her, an astral self, a heightened and more beloved self.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "It’s a form of transference-"
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • ON A BEAUTIFUL MORNING, just three weeks after Shiva’s transference, Hema and I took leave of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He asked the medical students innumerable questions about the treatment or cure of inherited blood maladies, venereal diseases, intestinal and inguinal cancers, and the transference of animal glands to men.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The strict charges meant a deepening and broadening of the order’s traditions, a transference of its historical origins back to an occult world, to the so-called Dark Ages.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Here, have some," urged Ford, shaking the packet again, "if you’ve never been through a matter transference beam before you’ve probably lost some salt and protein.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Again she struggled with it, fighting him with her small, fine eyes, with the plush arrogance of a top dog, with her nascent transference to another man, with the accumulated resentment of years; she fought him with her money and her faith that her sister disliked him and was behind her now; with the thought of the new enemies he was making with his bitterness, with her quick guile against his wine-ing and dine-ing slowness, her health and beauty against his physical deterioration, her…
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • "It is," she went on, "the sort of transference you find in dreams—the substitution in dreams of one person for another.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • It was an ancient, mystic transference of power.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Also I have never heard of transference.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He had attempted to describe his experiment to me in detail—it had to do with amniotic fluid and the fetus of a rabbit, including weird stuff about enzymes and ion transference—but he had given up on me with an understanding laugh when, having taken me beyond my depth, he saw my look of pain and boredom.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "This time we told people which glass was Christian Brothers and which glass was E & J. Now you are having sensation transference from the name, and this time Christian Brothers’ numbers are up."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • His transference to the Marine Biological Station of St. Helena may become necessary.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • This is what historians of the first class say—those who assume the unconditional transference of the people’s will.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The theory that this connection is based on the transference of the collective will of a people to certain historical personages is an hypothesis unconfirmed by the experience of history.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The theory of the transference of the will of the people to historic persons is merely a paraphrase—a restatement of the question in other words.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Cheskin company demonstrated a particularly elegant example of sensation transference a few years ago, when they studied two competing brands of inexpensive brandy, Christian Brothers and E & J (the latter of which, to give some idea of the market segment to which the two belong, is known to its clientele as Easy Jesus).
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • For this reason I propose to dismiss him, to dismiss him with ignominy from the post he has held in this Centre; I propose forthwith to apply for his transference to a Subcentre of the lowest order and, that his punishment may serve the best interest of Society, as far as possible removed from any important Centre of population.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Herr Settembrini’s attention was called to the implacable principle of aristocracy that lay behind the idea that shame can be inherited: the transference of major guilt to—democratically speaking—innocent offspring; the lifelong blemish attached to natural children, for example, including their lack of legal standing.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Although he had told me in large (though generally impenetrable) detail about the technical nature of his research (enzymes, ion transference, permeable membranes, etc., also the fetus of that miserable rabbit), he had never divulged to me—nor had I out of reticence asked—anything concerning the ultimate justification for this complex and, beyond doubt, profoundly challenging biological enterprise.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The theory of the transference of the collective will of the people to historic persons may perhaps explain much in the domain of jurisprudence and be essential for its purposes, but in its application to history, as soon as revolutions, conquests, or civil wars occur—that is, as soon as history begins—that theory explains nothing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • …basis, the conversation could then have moved from love as a force conducive to illness, to the nonphysical nature of its indications, to "old" and "new" areas, to soluble toxins and love potions, to light piercing the dark subconscious, to the blessings of psychoanalysis and the transference of symptoms—but then what do we know, since for us this is all merely guesswork, a hypothetical answer to the question about the subject of the chats between Dr. Krokowski and young Hans Castorp.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Ben went to Baltimore with Helen and Gant, who, before entering the hospital again for radium treatment, had gone on a violent and unruly spree which had compelled their rapid transference from one hotel to another and had finally brought Gant moaning to his bed, hurling against God the anathemas that should have been saved for huge riotings in raw oysters washed down chaotically with beer and whisky.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • "My analyst says that any transference problem is serious, whether it’s affectionate or hostile.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "It was the best thing that could have happened to her," said Franz dramatically, "a transference of the most fortuitous kind.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • "But I have much to do with the fact that this so-called ’transference,’ " he darted a short ironic look at Franz which the latter returned in kind, "must be terminated.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
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