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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 ?
She had hoped against hope that this very thing might result from her conversation with Ghek.
That was an awful thought; but even as I hoped against hope, and rang once more, speculation and suspense were cut short in the last fashion to be foreseen.
To begin with I hoped against hope I'd parked it somewhere else.
She said: "I have hoped against hope that he would never see freedom again.