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.
Definition of hope against hope in:
- US English dictionary
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