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hope British & World English

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

hope English Thesaurus

I had high hopes of making the Olympic team

Hope, Bob British & World English

(1903–2003), British-born American comedian; born Leslie Townes Hope. He often adopted the character of a cowardly incompetent, cheerfully failing to become a romantic hero, as in the series of Road films (1940–62)

some hope British & World English

Used to convey that there is very little chance that something will happen

New Hope British & World 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 British & World English

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

white hope British & World English

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

forlorn hope British & World English

A persistent or desperate hope that is unlikely to be fulfilled

not a hope British & World English

No chance at all

Band of Hope British & World English

A British organization promoting total abstinence from alcohol

live in hope British & World English

Be or remain optimistic about something

hope against hope British & World English

Cling to a mere possibility

Good Hope, Cape of British & World English

A mountainous promontory south of Cape Town, South Africa, near the southern extremity of Africa

hope for the best British & World English

Hope for a favourable outcome

hope springs eternal British & World English

It is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism

some hope in hope British & World English

Used to convey that there is very little chance that something will happen

forlorn hope in forlorn British & World English

A persistent or desperate hope that is unlikely to be fulfilled

hope against hope in hope British & World English

Cling to a mere possibility

live in hope in live1 British & World English

Be or remain optimistic about something

hope for the best in hope British & World English

Hope for a favourable outcome

cross my heart British & World English

Used to emphasize the truthfulness and sincerity of what one is saying

hope springs eternal in hope British & World English

It is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism

Anthony Hope in Ruritania British & World 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 British & World English

Used to emphasize the truthfulness and sincerity of what one is saying

hope springs eternal in the human breast in hope British & World English

It is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism

Leslie Townes Hope in Hope, Bob British & World English

(1903–2003), British-born American comedian; born Leslie Townes Hope. He often adopted the character of a cowardly incompetent, cheerfully failing to become a romantic hero, as in the series of Road films (1940–62)


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