[həʊp] or [hop]
(noun.) one of the three Christian virtues.
(noun.) a specific instance of feeling hopeful; 'it revived their hope of winning the pennant'.
(noun.) the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; 'in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope'.
(noun.) someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; 'he was their best hope for a victory'.
(noun.) United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003).
(verb.) intend with some possibility of fulfilment; 'I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening'.
(verb.) be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; 'I am still hoping that all will turn out well'.
(verb.) expect and wish; 'I trust you will behave better from now on'; 'I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise'.
(n.) A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
(n.) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
(n.) A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.
(n.) One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
(n.) That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
(v. i.) To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for.
(v. i.) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in.
(v. t.) To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.
(v. t.) To expect; to fear.
n. . Trust, confidence, faith.. Expectation (of something agreeable), expectance, anticipation.. Reliance, dependence, ground of confidence.
v. a. Expect (something agreeable), long for, hope for.
v. n. Trust, expect, believe, indulge or entertain a hope, feel confident, rest assured, flatter one's self, be in hopes, live in hopes, look on the bright side.
SYN:Anticipation, prospect, vision, longing, confidence, desire, expectation,trust
ANT:Despair, despondency, distrust, disbelief, abandonment, abjuration
n. a hollow a mound: the upper end of a narrow mountain-valley: a comb—common in north country place-names.
v.i. to cherish a desire of good with expectation of obtaining it: to have confidence.—v.t. to desire with expectation or with belief in the prospect of obtaining.—n. a desire of some good with expectation of obtaining it: confidence: anticipation: he who or that which furnishes ground of expectation: that which is hoped for.—adj. Hope′ful full of hope: having qualities which excite hope: promising good or success.—adv. Hope′fully.—n. Hope′fulness.—adj. Hope′less without hope: giving no ground to expect good or success: desperate.—adv. Hope′lessly.—n. Hope′lessness.—adv. Hōp′ingly.—Hope against hope to continue to hope when there is no sufficient reason.
n. Desire and expectation rolled into one.
A desire for better things to come that makes a grass widow willing to try it again. Also, a draft on futurity, sometimes honored, but generally extended.
- No bad news, Colonel, I hope; said Mrs. Jennings, as soon as he entered the room. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- The first half-hour was lost, for Fanny and Lady Bertram were together, and unless she had Fanny to herself she could hope for nothing. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- You have already done me good, and you and I are now, I hope, sworn friends. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- He was born in the tenth year of our marriage, just when I had given up all hope of being a father. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- I hope that contents you. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I say this here for two reasons--because I hope to avoid the critical attack of the genuine Marxian specialist, and because the observation is, I believe, relevant to our subject. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- It's simmering now, so I hope he'll keep out of my way, returned Jo, biting her lips as she glowered at Fred from under her big hat. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- I don't know how it is, said he, but I had hoped for so much from his return. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- Robert Jordan hoped he had gone for food. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Fanny had indeed nothing to convey from aunt Norris, but a message to say she hoped that her god-daughter was a good girl, and learnt her book. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- If I could have hoped it would have brought in nearly the sum wanted, I'd have sold all long ago. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- He kept me waiting so long, that I fervently hoped the Club would fine him for being late. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- As I hoped in the end to besiege Vicksburg I must first destroy all possibility of aid. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- I have been a little hard on her, perhaps, in my own thoughts--I have almost hoped that the loss of the Diamond might be traced to _her_. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- There is something terribly appalling in our situation, yet my courage and hopes do not desert me. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- May I say, at parting, that it is the dear object of MY hopes too? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- As I had sufficient hopes of the will to be in a flutter about it, Allan and I agreed to go down to the court that morning. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- It fills me with hopes. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- There are names, and Christian symbols, and prayers, or sentences expressive of Christian hopes, carved upon nearly every sarcophagus. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- And she surveyed her position, and its hopes, doubts, and chances. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Is it not, by its noble cares and sublime results, the one best calculated to fill the void left by uptorn affections and demolished hopes? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- She fell asleep, hoping for some brightness, either internal or external. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Others again kept out of the way, hoping to escape either alternative. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Seriously hoping that all our difficulties may be settled without the loss of another life, I subscribe myself, etc. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- It's of no use hoping, though it's very kind of you, returned Miss Jellyby, shaking her head. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your Christmas bundle, for I didn't get it till night and had given up hoping. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- He had lunched with the Wellands, hoping afterward to carry off May for a walk in the Park. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- Jo started up, revived the blaze, and crept to the bedside, hoping Beth slept. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.