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Dictionary definition for: Hope

1. (n) a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"

2. (v) expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on" "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"

3. (n) the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"

4. (v) be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"

5. (n) grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"

6. (v) intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"

7. (n) someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory"

8. (n) United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (born in 1903)

9. (n) one of the three Christian virtues

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