verb (used with object), hoped, hop·ing.
verb (used without object), hoped, hop·ing.
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Idioms for hope
Origin of hope
OTHER WORDS FROM hope
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Definition for hope (2 of 2)
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To hope for something is to look forward to it with desire and reasonable confidence. When should you use this verb over anticipate, expect, or await? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for hope
The hope is to get them to start heeding the principles in their products and influence other companies and organizations to do the same.Why kids need special protection from AI’s influence|Karen Hao|September 17, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“You cannot gas the company and throw unlimited resources at problems and hope for the best, which a lot of startups do and this one did as well,” he says.Meet Snowflake, one of the buzziest tech IPOs ever|Aaron Pressman|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Not really, because the substitute for Kodak was so radically different, in Instagram, as a way of sharing memories and photos, that they probably had no hope.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
That may be ambitious rhetoric, pinning a lot of hope on what a digital version might do for the yuan’s global standing.The same problems plaguing the yuan will plague China’s digital currency|Mary Hui|September 10, 2020|Quartz
The hope is that all those activations help turn Amazon into a branding channel for Buick, whether it’s targeted ads in cars, on the marketplace or on Amazon Fire TV.‘Amazon is a brand play for us’: How Buick is building a long-term partnership around Amazon’s ad business|Seb Joseph|September 10, 2020|Digiday
The hope was that greater transparency about performance would drive results.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Speaking to a local radio station today Antonella Ramelli said the video gives her hope.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“The closer we get to ‘16, the tougher it’s going to be, so I hope we start quickly,” he said.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?|Tim Mak|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We hope that the aircraft is found quickly, and we can find out the cause of what has happened,” he said.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now imagine that one day hope appeared, an unexpected opportunity to free yourself, to finally be yourself.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
There was no doubt thought of his own loss in this question: yet there was, one may hope, a germ of solicitude for the mother too.Children's Ways|James Sully
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
"I hope you don't think I speak always to strangers, like that," said the girl in the rose hat.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
You don't mind staying here in the sunshine, I hope, while my coat dries?The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for hope (1 of 2)
Derived forms of hopehoper, noun
Word Origin for hope
British Dictionary definitions for hope (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with hope
In addition to the idioms beginning with hope
- hope against hope
- hope springs eternal
- great white hope
- in hopes of
- live in (hope of)
- not a hope in hell
- pin one's hopes on
- while there's life, there's hope