\ɛspˈɜːɹəns], \ɛspˈɜːɹəns], \ɛ_s_p_ˈɜː_ɹ_ə_n_s]\
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2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
By Oddity Software
1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
By Noah Webster.
  • es'p[.e]r-ans, n. (Shak.) hope. [Fr.,--L. sperans, pr.p. of sper[=a]re, to hope.]
1908 - Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language
By Thomas Davidson

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