hopefulness hopefulness  /ˈhoʊp fəl nɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) full of hope
  2. (n) the feeling you have when you have hope

Usage(s):

  1. Moms give a child a sense of hopefulness; dads provide a sense of right and wrong and its consequences.
  2. Both my middle-aged sense of history and hardwired American hopefulness make me more optimistic than pessimistic but just barely about the present reset.
  3. It also reminds us that Depression-era America, whatever its flaws, had a secular hopefulness, a generosity of spirit, that is sadly lacking in Bushland.

News

  • Why Washington Will Have No Allies in Egypt

    Let's get one thing straight: America will likely have no "allies" in the new Egyptian government, no matter who emerges on top. There has been much hopefulness, for example, surrounding the on-again, off-again plans to appoint Mohamed ElBaradei, the Westernized and well-spoken former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, as interim prime minister. But ElBaradei, during his 12 years as ...
    on July 8, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Later, at a rally in Harrisburg, Clinton told the audience, "I know I am running for the toughest job in the world, a job that requires not just a lot of enthusiasm and hopefulness, but savvy and know-how and experience and strength to actually...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This is the first trip I have taken to Iraq that I actually came back more hopeful than I went over, (but) again that is a more qualified hopefulness," Mr Pollack said.
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Kenneth Pollack Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "Tonight, if you feel the same energy I do, the same urgency I do, the same passion I do, the same hopefulness I do -- if we do what we must do, then I have no doubt that all across the country, from Florida to Oregon, from Washington to Maine, the...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: WAPT

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