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Definition the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another — especially to the therapist
  • Cognitive therapist are less interested in transference than psychoanalysts.
  • She recognized his professed love as psychological transference.
  • But no one dared to challenge Reb Saunders' tacit transference of power to his younger son.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • 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
  • 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
  • Assuming the target was also aware of it, or that he'd communicated it through his transference, yes.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • Then there's the issue of what is called sensation transference.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Could be thought transference.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • I'm no shrink, but I guessed Sams had undergone some transference due to seriously unresolved daddy issues.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • I suppose now you do not believe in corporeal transference.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • But it was not only the transference of money that Bellamy had been asked to witness.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "Which makes me wonder if the wights have been tinkering with nature," said Millard, "vis-à-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
  • I believe in thought transference now, vibrations in the ether, that sort of junk.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • 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
  • A transference problem is no laughing matter.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • The truly horrifying thing was the transference of the same impulses to little white girls.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye

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