Akin is hoping he can capitalize on grassroots anger with Republican leadership.
hoping I might find a clue to his identity, I started researching my childhood medical records.
hoping to speak to her, Arnold and another middle-aged woman, a former nun, followed her.
I sort of kid about this by saying that we have a one party system, and someday I'm hoping for a second party!
I was hoping for a very holistic approach to Afghanistan—longer-term thinking.
"I think so," replied our hero, hoping that some arrangements had been made for him.
Then he unlatched the window and left it, hoping that it would not blow open and betray him.
Alice said, hoping to get it into a better temper by a compliment.
So he travelled on and on hoping to find a spring of water on the hillside.
Presently she said resolutely, "I'm going to keep on hoping anyhow!"
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.