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half-hoping

adjective
  1. having or expressing some hope
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Historical Examples

  • He called tentatively through the peephole, half-hoping to catch a guard's attention.

    Infinite Intruder

    Alan Edward Nourse

  • 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