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What does it mean when you dream about an advertisement?

Seeing or hearing an advertisement in a dream could mean that one’s unconscious mind is attempting to communicate with the conscious mind. Alternatively, perhaps one wishes either to attract the attention of others or to communicate something about oneself to others.

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I don't know that your assistant is not as remarkable as your advertisement."
"The first thing that put us out was that advertisement. Spaulding, he came down into the office just this day eight weeks, with this very paper in his hand, and he says:
Either that, or it was the sudden impulse of which the most calculating are capable at times; the morning papers with the early cup of tea, this advertisement seen by chance, and the rest upon the spur of a guilty conscience.
'Sir,' he says, 'in answer to your advertisement of to-day's date, I beg to inform you that I know the young lady in question very well.
"I think," said I, "it's the most extraordinary advertisement that ever got into print!"
Five minutes of desultory reading brought me unexpectedly to an explanation of the advertisement, in the shape of the following paragraph:
Bowls's door, after a weary walk to the Times Office in the City to insert her advertisement for the sixth time.
Bumble opened his eyes; read the advertisement, slowly and carefully, three several times; and in something more than five minutes was on his way to Pentonville: having actually, in his excitement, left the glass of hot gin-and-water, untasted.
"And who do you expect will answer this advertisement."
He sold a drug, pretending that it was an antidote to all poisons, and obtained a great name for himself by long-winded puffs and advertisements. When the Cobbler happened to fall sick himself of a serious illness, the Governor of the town determined to test his skill.
The resources of my commercial library include a list of useful names to assume; and we can choose one at five minutes' notice, when the admirable man of business who now oppresses us is ready to issue his advertisements. On this point my mind is easy enough: all my anxieties center in the fair performer.
When the fiat of the Plutocracy went forth, they withdrew their advertisements from the Hearst papers.