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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
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Sally Zigmond lives in North Yorkshire where much of Hope Against Hope is set.
They hope against hope she is being held somewhere.
Now, however, she's her own worst enemy, turning up at an interrogation so soused that even the suspect makes note of it; her colleagues, meanwhile, hope against hope that she can solve this one last case.
In the spring of 1972, Harry Ford, who was then an editor at Atheneum and who had just accepted my first novel, sent me a copy of Nadezhda Mandelstam's memoir, Hope Against Hope.
I just hope against hope that his retirement is not imminent.
Some panic, some hope against hope they will be rescued and some discover an inner strength they didn't know they had.
It is time for Germany's leaders to be serious and discipline themselves, to stop talking and moaning about their predicament, to stop making convenient patchwork solutions to sustain themselves in office or position themselves for the next election, to stop feigning ignorance of the severe consequences of maintaining the status quo, to hope against hope that exogenous forces (like last year's floods in the East) somehow will miraculously bail them out.