I hope against hope for some probing questions from Schieffer, too.
I hope against hope that he learns how to go for the jugular sometime soon.
hope against hope, this week I had planned to do what the rest of the world seemingly could not: Ignore Dennis Rodman.
But still, latterly—however, I must hope against hope,' broke off Florence. '
That is known only to One who has encouraged us to ‘hope against hope.’
For weeks she continued to hope against hope, but at last she heard that his body had been found.
He bore this like a hero, as he was, and continued to hope against hope.
Now there can be little left; but I hope against hope that some of the wooden crosses which so impressed me are still intact.
I hope against hope that I'll find what I'm searching for there, but I am skeptical.
"hope against hope," the big man answered, with a shrug and a laugh.
Old English hopian "wish, expect, look forward (to something)," of unknown origin, a general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian hopia, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch hopen; Middle High German hoffen "to hope," borrowed from Low German). Some suggest a connection with hop (v.) on the notion of "leaping in expectation" [Klein]. Related: Hoped; hoping.
Old English hopa, from hope (v.). Cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch hope, Dutch hoop, all from their respective verbs.
one of the three main elements of Christian character (1 Cor. 13:13). It is joined to faith and love, and is opposed to seeing or possessing (Rom. 8:24; 1 John 3:2). "Hope is an essential and fundamental element of Christian life, so essential indeed, that, like faith and love, it can itself designate the essence of Christianity (1 Pet. 3:15; Heb. 10:23). In it the whole glory of the Christian vocation is centred (Eph. 1:18; 4:4)." Unbelievers are without this hope (Eph. 2:12; 1 Thess. 4:13). Christ is the actual object of the believer's hope, because it is in his second coming that the hope of glory will be fulfilled (1 Tim. 1:1; Col. 1:27; Titus 2:13). It is spoken of as "lively", i.e., a living, hope, a hope not frail and perishable, but having a perennial life (1 Pet. 1:3). In Rom. 5:2 the "hope" spoken of is probably objective, i.e., "the hope set before us," namely, eternal life (comp. 12:12). In 1 John 3:3 the expression "hope in him" ought rather to be, as in the Revised Version, "hope on him," i.e., a hope based on God.