hope against hope

hope against hope cling to a mere possibility.
Main Entry: hope

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  • hope against hope — If you hope against hope, you hope for something even though there is little or no chance of your wish being fulfilled …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hope — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of expectation and desire for something to happen. 2) a person or thing that gives cause for hope. ► VERB 1) expect and want something to happen. 2) intend if possible to do something. ● hope against hope Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • hope against hope (that … ) — ˌhope against ˈhope (that…) idiom to continue to hope for sth although it is very unlikely to happen • She was hoping against hope that there d been some mistake. Main entry: ↑hopeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hope — • The desire of something together with the expectation of obtaining it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hope     Hope     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • hope — [hōp] n. [ME < OE hopa, akin to Du hoop; see the v.] 1. a feeling that what is wanted is likely to happen; desire accompanied by expectation 2. the thing that one has a hope for 3. a reason for hope 4. a person or thing on which one may base… …   English World dictionary

  • Hope and Fear — Star Trek: Voyager episode Episode no. Season 4 Episode 26 Directed by Winrich Kolbe Written by …   Wikipedia

  • Hope for African Children Initiative — (HACI) Typ Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Gründung 2000 Sitz Nairobi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hope This Finds You Well — Album par Further Seems Forever HopeThisFindsYouWellcover.jpg Sortie 21 mars 2006 Enregistrement 1998 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 Durée 69:59 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hope against hope — hope with little reason …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hope against hope — phrasal : to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment * * * hope against hope To continue to hope when there is no (longer any) reason for hope • • • Main Entry: ↑hope * * * hope against hope phrase to hope that something will happen or… …   Useful english dictionary

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