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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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Quotes of hope

  1. Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things- with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope – Corazon Aquino
  2. There are moments when you feel free, moments when you have energy, moments when you have hope but you can't rely on any of these things to see you through. Circumstances do that. – Anita Brookner
  3. So I'm still doing my best to stay in shape and hope that opportunity will come back to me. – Brandi Chastain
  4. As the Iraqi people better understand that Saddam Hussein and his regime are history, it is my hope that they will get behind the coalition effort to help them create a democratic government and rebuild their country. – Pete Domenici
  5. What one gets, I hope is that all you can do is the best you can do. – Mike Farrell
  6. Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. – Robert Frank
  7. By the time I am Howard's age I hope to be long retired. I don't plan on working that long. – Artie Lange
  8. I just try to try to keep an attitude that I don't know what I'm doing. Not to the point where I'm beating myself up, but I just go in thinking that I have a lot to learn. And I hope I still have that attitude 30 years from now. – Tobey Maguire
  9. I think you kind of hope for people to gush over movies, but I think the opposite way is great sometimes, too. I'd rather have a movie that you're angry about and that you're talking about the next day, than something you forget about when the popcorn goes into the trash. – Gabriel Mann
  10. I hope in God, I pray on, and look yet for the answer. They are not converted yet, but they will be. – George Muller
  11. I hope no man takes what I said about the living and dieing of men for mathematical demonstration. – William Petty
  12. Mr. Speaker, the scientific evidence is overwhelming that embryonic stem cells have great potential to regenerate specific types of human tissues, offering hope for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating diseases. – Jim Ramstad
  13. My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs. My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way. – Joey Skaggs
  14. Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all. – Algernon Charles Swinburne
  15. I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing, but gratifying. I hope they'll do very well with it. – Larry Wall

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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