Origin of esperance
1400–50; late Middle English esperaunce < Middle French esperance < Vulgar Latin *spērantia, equivalent to Latin spērant- (stem of spērāns) hoping (present participle of spērāre, derivative of spēs hope) + -ia -ia
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Examples from the Web for esperance
Esperance turned to the wall, on which hung a fine picture of Monte-Cristo.
Monte-Cristo forgot this, and forgot that Esperance was but twenty.
Esperance looked at the cards, and uttered an exclamation of joy.
Do you know, Esperance, the greatest sacrifice I can ask of you?
Esperance was annoyed that his mood had been so readily divined.
- archaic hope or expectation
C15: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin sperantia (unattested), from Latin spērāre to hope, from spēs hope
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