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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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We have planned for the worst and hope for the best.
It won't be easy, but we've got nothing to lose and we'll just hope for the best.
JetHawks manager Bill Plummer said he spoke with Cook before Sunday's 9-6 victory against High Desert, telling him to hope for the best, noting that storm paths are often unpredictable.
Contrary to a typical phishing attack, where fraudsters send out hundreds of thousands of e-mails and hope for the best results possible, personalized phishing attacks target individual named accountholders at specific banks.
We're just going to continue on in that vein and move forward in the way we have, open and obvious and hope for the best.
Until the decisions are made, however, stakeholders simply have to wait and hope for the best.
You get the jarring impression this was a Frankenstein's monster - take some warmed-over heart, stir in some blood and brains, and hope for the best.
This is because resolution is so difficult that users simply restart the workstation or server and hope for the best.
I don't want to settle for anything and then (have to) hope for the best.
They hope for the best, but they must also prepare themselves for the worst.

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