Related formshope·ful·ness, nounun·hope·ful, adjectiveun·hope·ful·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for hopeful
Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?
He remained as hopeful as ever that he would himself join the NYPD, whatever the danger.
Foxx is hopeful that young people are evolving past the point of being preoccupied with race.
But assuming things were ever that hopeful, heaven was short-lived, and trouble followed.
Bright-eyed and hopeful, she had become a national celebrity in her home country, even appearing on a TV variety show.
With a smile, and many renewed expressions of thankfulness, the hopeful tradesman paid his penny.
Hopeful as youth, careless as the wind, it sang in gladness and in trust.Told in a French Garden|Mildred Aldrich
"I am glad you are so hopeful," he said; and he went off into his laboratory.The Squire's Daughter|Silas K(itto) Hocking
But that morrow came at last, and with it rose Oliver, strengthened and hopeful once more for the trial that lay before him.The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's|Talbot Baines Reed
Some of these people were returning, but most of them pressed on, hopeful of striking some spot that was awaiting them.Klondike Nuggets|E. S. Ellis