verb (used with object), hoped, hop·ing.
verb (used without object), hoped, hop·ing.
Origin of hope
Examples from the Web for hoping
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|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.
They told me that Advent was all about waiting and hoping – that they were indeed a community of waiting and hoping.
But for all of us, a lot of life is still waiting and hoping.
We pulled on steadily, hoping to get up to her without being discovered.Will Weatherhelm|W.H.G. Kingston
Alice asked, hoping to cheer him up, for the poor Knight seemed quite low-spirited about it.Through the Looking-Glass|Charles Dodgson, AKA Lewis Carroll
Hoping for a clew, they examined the ground for his footprints, but could discover nothing.The Gilded Man|Clifford Smyth
He worked with a right good will, hoping to make himself so useful that they would not feel inclined to get rid of him.The Woman from Outside|Hulbert Footner
But he looked earnestly upon them, hoping that he should receive something of them.St. Peter, His Name and His Office|Thomas W. Allies
British Dictionary definitions for hoping (1 of 2)
Derived Formshoper, noun
Word Origin for hope
British Dictionary definitions for hoping (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with hoping
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