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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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If the PM's house on Sussex Drive is the operational headquarters for our troops that are now there, expect the worst and hope for the best for them.
Student Sheelagh Thomson, 19, from Kirkcaldy, said: "We just have to hope for the best - that's all we can do.
They say the worst thing borrowers can do is sit back and hope for the best.
You just had to shout your lines and hope for the best.
Dab on a bit of benzoyl peroxide cream either way, and hope for the best.
Time and again, speakers invoked Hurricane Katrina, reminding the populace not to just sit back and hope for the best.
We'll just have to cross our fingers and hope for the best.
Before using Tungsten, teachers would have to just execute their lesson plans and hope for the best on the high-stakes tests, says Scott Dresses, Tungsten's President.
Once they find an example that resembles their design they essentially crib the test data, plug it into their calculations and hope for the best.
He's in good form and we'll hope for the best with him," said Pipe.
I see things I like for the garden and buy them from garden centres and just hope for the best.
When a loved one has suffered a serious head injury, perhaps in a car crash or a fall, relatives and friends hope for the best.
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