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
Words nearby hope
British Dictionary definitions for hope against hope (1 of 2)
Derived forms of hopehoper, noun
Word Origin for hope
British Dictionary definitions for hope against hope (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with hope against hope (1 of 2)
Hope or wish for with little reason or justification, as in I'm hoping against hope that someone will return my wallet. This expression, based on the biblical “Who against hope believed in hope” (Romans 4:18), was first recorded in 1813.
Idioms and Phrases with hope against hope (2 of 2)
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