Related formshope·ful·ness, nounun·hope·ful, adjectiveun·hope·ful·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for hopefulness
Flowers are blooming, love is in the air, and hopefulness abounds for one and all.
The hopefulness of it takes my breath away; it makes me cry.Robin Sloan’s Book Bag: Five Science Fiction Books That Matter|Robin Sloan|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So even by the measure of hopefulness, the Norwegians have been colossally wrong.
These coping strategies and this hopefulness seem to me to be a lot of whistling in the dark.
My spouse, Jeff Bechtloff, and I were wed during that brief window of hopefulness when same-sex marriage was legal in California.David Jefferson on His Four Gay Marriages and a Legal Victory Against Prop 8|David Jefferson|February 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her brother laughed out at the candid cheerfulness, hopefulness almost, with which this inquiry broke from her.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
"If we could get out of here, it would not be a difficult task to reach the ground," Phil said, in a certain tone of hopefulness.With Porter in the Essex|James Otis
Whatever its discouragement, it must yet have been something added to the little sum of hopefulness to leave Manchester.The Life of Francis Thompson|Everard Meynell
It appears in our hopefulness; we are the most aspiring of nations.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
But David went back to his study in hopefulness, for all that.Dominie Dean|Ellis Parker Butler