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having or expressing some hope
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Words nearby half-hoping
half-grown, half-hardy, halfhearted, half hitch, half-holiday, half-hoping, half hose, half-hour, halfhourly, half-human, half-hunter
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How to use half-hoping in a sentence
She remained a long time in the water, half hoping that Mademoiselle Reisz would not wait for her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He began scratching up the sand for a few moments, and I watched him, half hoping and believing that he might be right.Mass' George|George Manville Fenn
He paused uneasily, half hoping she would move or speak; but only the sound of a choked sob came to him, and he shivered.Colonial Born|G. Firth Scott
Slowly I took my way towards the house and sought Lady Ellinor, half hoping, half dreading to find her alone.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I opened it, half hoping, half fearing, that Jane herself might have come to see me.A Plucky Girl|L. T. Meade