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hope

verb assume, expect, feel sure, give credence to, have faith in, have no doubt, have no reservations, look forward to, place reliance in, pray for, presume, put confiience in, rely on
Associated concepts: hopelessly insolvent
See also: chance, design, desire, end, expectation, faith, goal, intent, objective, outlook, plan, possibility, prospect, purpose, target, trust, will
References in classic literature ?
And now that all the false hopes had vanished, and the first shock of certainty was past, the idea of a thief began to present itself, and he entertained it eagerly, because a thief might be caught and made to restore the gold.
exclaimed Morrel, with increasing anger and reproach -- "you, who have deceived me with false hopes, who have cheered and soothed me with vain promises, when I might, if not have saved her, at least have seen her die in my arms
Again, Potapitch told me that there were three occasions on which she really began to win; but that, led on by false hopes, she was unable to tear herself away at the right moment.
I tried to cheer her up, and apparently succeeded in some degree, before the walk was over; but in the very act my conscience reproved me, knowing, as I did, that, sooner or later, the tie must be broken, and this was only nourishing false hopes and putting off the evil day.
Cavendish," said Poirot gravely, "that you would do well not to buoy yourself up with any false hopes.
Do not allow yourself to indulge in false hopes, Mr.
HS2 gave the "tight-knit" community false hope they would be able to relocate their hamlet, near Lichfield, to a nearby site so they could continue living close to their existing neighbours.
it provides a false hope that something more, something different can be done.
By recognizing "State of Palestine," Sweden could harm Palestinians Not only is Sweden alone in their stance, the gesture really just gives false hope and allows Israel to continue their war crimes.
That act has given false hope to the Russian speakers of Eastern Ukraine, and the whole thing is now spinning madly out of control.
Dave Owsnett, 51, of nearby Hodge Hill, added: "Betting shops are nearly as bad as the payday loan shops because they give people false hope.
This just confuses issues and gives some false hope.