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  • n  a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    it revived their hope of winning the pennant
  • n  the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope
  • n  grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
  • n  someone (or something) on which expectations are centered
    he was their best hope for a victory
  • n  United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
  • n  one of the three Christian virtues
  • v  expect and wish
    I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise
  • v  be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes
  • v  intend with some possibility of fulfilment
    I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening

  • Obama's victory generates new hope and greater expectations.
  • Amid Romney's hopes and Huckabee's surge, he's the forgotten conservative in Iowa's race.
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