the act of one who hopes: The time for talk and hoping is over; now is the time for action.
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Idioms about hoping
here's hoping, I am, or we are, feeling moderately confident about the desired outcome:Here’s hoping the rest of the term presents us with some sunshine and warmer weather.
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How to use hoping in a sentence
The hope that many scientists and physicians feel about unprecedented scientific success in developing a remarkably effective vaccine has been tempered by a grim reality.Pfizer and BioNTech will seek regulatory clearance of their coronavirus vaccine | Carolyn Y. Johnson | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
The agency will offer retirement-eligible employees $15,000 to leave in hopes that several hundred workers will accept the incentive — part of an effort to shed 1,400 jobs.Metro board approves budget cuts, buyouts as pandemic dents agency’s budget | Justin George | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Its fourth-round rookie, Saahdiq Charles — who was drafted with the hope he could compete for the left tackle job — underwent surgery Tuesday after playing all of two snaps this season.Washington is now down to its fourth option at left tackle: Right tackle Morgan Moses | Nicki Jhabvala | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Unemployment benefits that have kept so many families afloat are set to expire for many in December, after months of inaction by Congress, which established those deadlines in March when there were more hopes that the pandemic would be short-lived.Unemployment claims rise as pandemic shutdowns increase nationwide | Eli Rosenberg | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
I had relatively high hopes at the start of this school year.Distance learning was a disaster. So I decided to teach my daughter myself. | Tracey Lewis-Giggetts | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
A Republican candidate hoping to win red state support could find a worse team to root for than one from Dallas.
But for those on the Israeli right who are hoping that this deferred dream will just fade away, they can forget it.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead | Dean Obeidallah | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
What image are you hoping people who pick up this book and read it, come away with?
We later learned that she had left him and was hoping he would catch the hint.
But for all of us, a lot of life is still waiting and hoping.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope | Gene Robinson | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Knowing by experience that he would soon be up to it, he used his pole with all his might, hoping to steer clear of it.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
The heir apparent and his brothers were cowering in fear, afraid to strike, yet hoping that others would strike for them.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
As soon as he was in it Squinty ran over to the trough, hoping there would be some sour milk in it.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
She remained a long time in the water, half hoping that Mademoiselle Reisz would not wait for her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
I brought it along, hoping that Mr. Crawshaw—but of course I never expected anything so delightful as this.First Plays | A. A. Milne