hope for

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Unsuspicious of the man's true character, Jane Clayton saw nothing peculiar in his plans, or in his specious explanation of his former friendship for the raider, and so she grasped with alacrity the seeming hope for safety which he proffered her, and turning about she set out with Albert Werper toward the hostile camp in which she so lately had been a prisoner.
He had conceived it when first the wife of the Englishman had fallen into the hands of Achmet Zek; but while that austere chieftain lived, Mohammed Beyd had not even dared hope for a realization of his imaginings.
Tom went about, hoping against hope for the sight of one blessed sinful face, but disappointment crossed him everywhere.
From that straight line can come again that which we hope for.
Not tired, sentimental hope, but God's freshly composed, newly orchestrated hope for us and for our world at this time in our history.
I have great hope for our city because of Hope in the Cities,' said Mayor Rudolph McCollum, welcoming participants to the annual Metropolitan Richmond Day breakfast.
This notion is evident in phrases such as, `cross your fingers and hope for the best,' and `at least we still have hope,' both of which one might utter when feeling particularly incapable of achieving important goals through one's own efforts.
It digs in the rubble of the heart for memory of God's promise to bring good out of evil and joy out of sadness and, on the basis of those memories of the past, takes new hope for the future.
The future of faith lies in hope, hope for an anticipated but not yet present God, or hope for the vindication of the countless millions who shall have died in vain if there is no truth to any eschatological vision.