hoped-for hoped-for


  • (adj) expected hopefully



  • This was the hoped-for payoff: amino acids are the building blocks of which proteins are made.


  1. Montclair taxpayers on hook for $16,000 for private nonprofit's mistakes

    They had a new 6,000 square foot facility with rent of $1 a year and a long-term lease at 11 Pine St. In the space, a new infant daycare program was going to be the hoped-for income generator for a cash-strapped daycare center. The donated cribs had arrived and a ribbon-cutting ceremony was planned.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. NSA leaker Ed Snowden's girlfriend: A 'pole-dancing super hero' now 'lost at sea'

    The girlfriend of Edward Snowden, the man at the heart of the NSA whistleblowing who's now hiding in Hong Kong, says she's heartbroken, downcast, "lost at sea" without her hoped-for fiance. She also calls herself in an August 2011 blog post a "world-traveling, pole-dancing super hero" who's "always wanted to ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

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