hopeful hopeful  /ˈhoʊp fəl/


  1. (n) an ambitious and aspiring young person
  2. (adj) having or manifesting hope
  3. (adj) full or promise

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  1. When I work with a classroom full of kids, I can see that reading the magazine makes them feel smart, confident and more hopeful about finding their place in the world.
  2. The atmosphere was tense, hopeful and confused--just the way Farrakhan likes it to be.
  3. PTI Photographer Callie Shell travels with the Democratic hopeful for an intimate look at his bid for the Presidency.


  1. Remember Mitt Romney's (proposed) garage with the elevator? It's back

    Ann Romney, a first lady hopeful roughly a half year ago, stepped to a microphone this week in San Diego in a different kind of forum from the ones to which she grew accustomed during the 2012 presidential contest. She said nothing about the power of female voters or restoring faith in government. Instead, she had a bone to pick with city officials.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  2. U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks: a Pessimistic yet Hopeful View

    COMMENTARY | As the United States and the Taliban near the start of peace talks, I find myself pessimistic yet hopeful for change.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! News

  3. Hopeful Week In Afghanistan Turns Sour

    The Obama administration sounded a hopeful note on Afghanistan earlier this week. It was announced that Afghan forces had taken the lead on security and that the Taliban was opening an office in Qatar, giving hope for renewed peace talks. Within hours, a Taliban attack killed four Americans and Afghan officials called off their talks with the U.S. Renee Montagne talks Alissa Rubin, Kabul bureau ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: NPR


  1. "I come with an upbeat message, a hopeful message _ a message that will prevail here in the Middle East," Bush said.
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  2. Rosenhaus says Rice "does not anticipate that this injury will require surgery and he's hopeful that he will be fully healthy for the start of the season."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Drew Rosenhaus Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I am hopeful that (today), the Treasury will announce that they're doing it. And they have to do it quickly . . . markets are waiting," Schumer said.
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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