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hope US English

A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen

hope US Thesaurus

I had high hopes

Hope, Bob US English

(1903–2003), US comedian; born in Britain; born Leslie Townes Hope. He often portrayed a cowardly incompetent, cheerfully failing to become a romantic hero, as in the series of Road movies (1940–62), in which he starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour (1914–96). He is also noted for his annual Christmas television specials 1953–94, many of which telecast the USO shows that he brought to US troops stationed around the world

New Hope US English

A borough in southeastern Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River, a well-known tourist destination and artists' colony; population 2,278 (est. 2008)

hope chest US English

A chest containing household linen and clothing stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage

white hope US English

A person expected to bring much success to a group or organization

forlorn hope US English

A persistent or desperate hope that is unlikely to be fulfilled

not a hope US English

No chance at all

Band of Hope US English

A British organization promoting total abstinence from alcohol

live in hope US English

Be or remain optimistic about something

hope against hope US English

Cling to a mere possibility

Cape of Good Hope US English

A mountainous promontory south of Cape Town, South Africa, near the southern extremity of Africa. Sighted toward the end of the 15th century by Bartolomeu Dias, it was sailed around for the first time by Vasco da Gama in 1497

hope for the best US English

Hope for a favorable outcome

not a hope in hope US English

No chance at all

beacon US English

A fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration

hope springs eternal (in the human breast) US English

It is human nature to always find fresh cause for optimism

forlorn hope in forlorn US English

A persistent or desperate hope that is unlikely to be fulfilled

hope against hope in hope US English

Cling to a mere possibility

live in hope in live1 US English

Be or remain optimistic about something

hope for the best in hope US English

Hope for a favorable outcome

cross my heart US English

Used to emphasize the truthfulness and sincerity of what one is saying, and sometimes reinforced by making a sign of the cross over one’s chest

hope springs eternal (in the human breast) in hope US English

It is human nature to always find fresh cause for optimism

not a hope in hell in hope US English

No chance at all

Anthony Hope in Ruritania US English

An imaginary kingdom in central Europe used as a fictional background for the adventure novels of courtly intrigue and romance written by Anthony Hope (1863–1933)

cross my heart in cross US English

Used to emphasize the truthfulness and sincerity of what one is saying, and sometimes reinforced by making a sign of the cross over one’s chest

Leslie Townes Hope in Hope, Bob US English

(1903–2003), US comedian; born in Britain; born Leslie Townes Hope. He often portrayed a cowardly incompetent, cheerfully failing to become a romantic hero, as in the series of Road movies (1940–62), in which he starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour (1914–96). He is also noted for his annual Christmas television specials 1953–94, many of which telecast the USO shows that he brought to US troops stationed around the world


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