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hope
noun
1 a desire for something, with some confidence or expectation of success.
2 a person, thing or event that gives one good reason for hope.
3 a reason for justifying the belief that the thing desired will still occur.
4 something desired or hoped for His hope is that he will pass his exams .
verb (hoped , hoping )
1 (also hope for something) to wish or desire that something may happen, especially with some reason to believe or expect that it will.
2 intr to have confidence.
[Anglo-Saxon hopa ]
hope against hope to continue hoping when all reason for it has gone; to hope in vain.
some hope! or what a hope! or not a hope! colloq there's no chance at all that what has been said will happen.


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