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mantra

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæn.trə/ us  
(especially in Hinduism and Buddhism) a word or sound that is believed to have a special spiritual power: A personal mantra is sometimes repeated as an aid to meditation or prayer. a word or phrase that is often repeated and expresses a particular strong belief: The crowds chanted that familiar football mantra: "Here we go, here we go, here we go..."
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