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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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ROBERTO MARTINEZ admits history may weigh heavy against his Wigan side as they hope against hope to avoid the traditional annual stuffing at Old Trafford.
ROBERTO Martinez admits history and emotions may weigh heavily against his Wigan side as they hope against hope to avoid the traditional annual stuffing at Old Trafford today.
HOPE AGAINST HOPE by Sally Zigmond (Myrmidon, pounds 8.
I hope against hope that this recent surge will help put an end to the mounting death toll.
The connection made by Alcobia-Murphy between 'Balakhana', 'Yeastlight', and Nadezhda Mandelstam's memoir Hope against Hope (25) led me to compare the excerpt of McGuckian's notebook with Max Hayward's 1970 translation of Mandelstam's text.
Each time one of these terrible cases emerges, we hope against hope that lessons have finally been learned.
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.
I just hope against hope that his retirement is not imminent.