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Definitions of hope

  1. United States comedian ( born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby ( born in 1903)
  2. expect with desire; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  3. intend with some possibility of fulfilment; " I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
  4. one of the three Christian virtues
  5. grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; " there is little or no promise that he will recover"
  6. a specific instance of feeling hopeful; " it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
  7. the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; " in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
  8. someone ( or something) on which expectations are centered; " he was their best hope for a victory"
  9. be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; " I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
  10. expect and wish; " I trust you will behave better from now on"; " I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
  11. A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
  12. A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
  13. A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.
  14. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
  15. That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
  16. To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.
  17. To expect; to fear.
  18. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; - usually followed by for.
  19. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; - usually followed by in.
  20. The desire of good accompanied by expectation; anticipation; confidence; the object of desire.
  21. To expect with confidence or desire.
  22. To cherish a desire for good; trust confidently.
  23. To cherish a desire of good with expectation of obtaining it: to place confidence ( in).
  24. To desire with expectation or with belief in the prospect of obtaining.
  25. A desire of some good, with expectation of obtaining it: confidence: anticipation: he who or that which furnishes ground of expectation: that which is hoped for.
  26. Troop, only in the phrase forlorn- hope.
  27. Expectation of good; that which is hoped for, or occasions hope.
  28. To desire and expect.
  29. To expect good.
  30. To desire with expectation of obtaining; cherish desire mingled with expectation.
  31. Desire accompanied by expectation.
  32. The cause of hopeful expectation.
  33. A desire of some good, accompanied with expectation of obtaining it, or the recognition of better things in store, accompanied with all due effort to gain them; confidence in a future event; anticipation; he in whom or that in which we have hope; what is hoped for.
  34. To desire with expectation of good, or a belief that it may be obtained.
  35. To cherish a desire of good, with some expectation of obtaining it; to place confidence in.
  36. The desire of good, accompanied with some degree of expectation of obtaining it, or with a belief that it is attainable; anticipation of future good; trust; opinion or belief not amounting to certainty.
  37. To cherish a desire of good, with some degree of expectation of attaining it; to trust in with confident anticipation of good.
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Usage examples for hope

  1. Perhaps it will come; I hope so." – Carnac's Folly, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  2. I hope oh, I hope I am! – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  3. One hope is left! – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  4. I hope to go with you. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  5. Hope you feel better, George. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  6. I hope you are well, sir. – "The Pomp of Yesterday" by Joseph Hocking
  7. I hope you will believe that. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. " I hope not," said Hilton. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. But I hope you will think on what I have said. – Stories of Many Lands by Grace Greenwood
  10. Glad to meet you, hope we shall be friends, too. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
  11. She had no hope – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  12. Hope you get all that's coming to you! – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  13. I hope not- if I'm to go there. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  14. I hope father is well; you didn't say, last time. – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  15. I hope that is not what you mean, David? – Trading by Susan Warner
  16. At least, I- hope I don't- much. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  17. I hope she ain't hurted. – Jimmie Moore of Bucktown by Melvin Earnest Trotter
  18. And I- I hope you won't forget us. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  19. I think- I hope so. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. I hope I have not tired you- I am sure I have. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
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