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hope against hope

Definition of hope against hope in English:

Cling to a mere possibility: they were hoping against hope that he would find a way out
More example sentences
  • For hours he refused to sanction retaliation: he still hoped against hope that what was happening was a mere ‘provocation’.
  • We waited around, hoping against hope that Brutus might show.
  • And yet I'm powerless to do anything about it other than sit here and watch, hoping against hope that it'll get better before it gets worse.
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