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Synonyms for hope

Synonyms for hope

a specific instance of feeling hopeful

the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled

grounds for feeling hopeful about the future

someone (or something) on which expectations are centered

United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)

one of the three Christian virtues

expect and wish

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be optimistic

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intend with some possibility of fulfilment

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References in classic literature ?
And now that all the false hopes had vanished, and the first shock of certainty was past, the idea of a thief began to present itself, and he entertained it eagerly, because a thief might be caught and made to restore the gold.
exclaimed Morrel, with increasing anger and reproach -- "you, who have deceived me with false hopes, who have cheered and soothed me with vain promises, when I might, if not have saved her, at least have seen her die in my arms
Again, Potapitch told me that there were three occasions on which she really began to win; but that, led on by false hopes, she was unable to tear herself away at the right moment.
I tried to cheer her up, and apparently succeeded in some degree, before the walk was over; but in the very act my conscience reproved me, knowing, as I did, that, sooner or later, the tie must be broken, and this was only nourishing false hopes and putting off the evil day.
Professionals fear other cases of disagreement will mean widespread social media interest, attracting illinformed offers of treatment and comments that may actually be giving patients and families false hope.
He added: "Professionals fear other cases of disagree-ment will mean widespread social media interest, attracting ill-informed offers of treatment and comments that may be giving patients and families false hope.
The court heard that Bunte's report had "misled" the driver's fans and given false hope to those who love him.
They seem to seek the false hope of resolving all problems with a set of unchanging rules.
Whilst the SSI president's statement was emphatic that there is no chance of SSI reopening the Redcar steelmaking plants, it beggars belief how such a false hope should have even got a mention.
HS2 gave the "tight-knit" community false hope they would be able to relocate their hamlet, near Lichfield, to a nearby site so they could continue living close to their existing neighbours.
By recognizing "State of Palestine," Sweden could harm Palestinians Not only is Sweden alone in their stance, the gesture really just gives false hope and allows Israel to continue their war crimes.
Some will see smug misanthropy in the low-budget pie's broad swipe at small-town activists and celebrity wannabes given false hope by vaguely viral YouTube vids, but Cross' slight affection for an upstate New York municipal worker and his would-be American idol daughter shines through --arguably.
Dave Owsnett, 51, of nearby Hodge Hill, added: "Betting shops are nearly as bad as the payday loan shops because they give people false hope.
This just confuses issues and gives some false hope.
Let's hope as its second year comes to a close this very month, the McCanns aren't being given false hope in order to justify the review's vast budget, it's 30-strong team of detectives and the fact that so far, it has found nothing to suggest Madeleine is actually alive.