forlorn hope

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Wales are already adrift in Group One, which also includes favourites England, and qualification already looks a forlorn hope ahead of today's contest.
It is a forlorn hope, but I sincerely wish he is never heard from again.
It may be a forlorn hope but perhaps somebody will have a copy which will enable the window to be restored, either a passer-by or a previous occupant of the house.
Ken Jackson, of Forlorn Hope Farm in South Yorkshire, and his daughter Kate McNeil, dispute the validity of the TB test.
With so much at stake for Carlo Ancelotti's men, it looks like a forlorn hope, which Ferguson is refusing to consider too deeply.
The Argentine was offside as he latched onto a miscued shot in the 88th minute and barrelled the ball in with a deflection off the keeper and his own chest to give Real fans at least forlorn hope of a Barca collapse the next day.
So much so that it is traditional for outgoing presidents to see out their last months shuttling around the Middle East in the always forlorn hope that their 'nothing to lose' end-ofterm straight-talking could achieve what their predecessors could not.
I am not talking in forlorn hope but in spiritual fact.
But, even the forlorn hope of a consolation goal went sailing away on the wind whenMerthyr'sMike Jones became the second Martyr to be sent off after a clash with Poole goalkeeper Mark Jones on 75minutes.
Post-9/11, Kaern reads a news story quoting an Afghan teen as longing one day to fly professionally--a forlorn hope, perhaps, given the country's chaos and religious conservatism toward women's freedoms.
Martin O'Neill is clearly stalling in the forlorn hope that he'll get the England job and I'd much rather have Roeder - at least he is passionate about the club.
The extract from The Sharpe Companion on the role of the Forlorn Hope, which appeared in the December 2003 issue of Sabretache, recalls Australian connections with the Forlorn Hope at one of the most famous, and bloodiest, actions of the Peninsular War--the assault on the breach of the fortress city of Badajoz on the night of 6 April 1812.