half-hoping


adjective

having or expressing some hope

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Example sentences from the Web for half-hoping

  • She was half-hoping that she would discover Carter or some of his men shadowing their quarry, but her hope was vain.

    The Apartment Next Door|William Andrew Johnston
  • He called tentatively through the peephole, half-hoping to catch a guard's attention.

    Infinite Intruder|Alan Edward Nourse