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high hopes

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  • But in spite of her high hopes, she herself was in grave doubt.

    Sign of the Green Arrow Roy J. (Roy Judson) Snell
  • He had great ambitions and the high hopes which go with them.

    The Missionary George Griffith
  • They returned soon, and Fannin and all his men were in high hopes.

    The Texan Scouts Joseph A. Altsheler
  • high hopes were built, most of them to end in disappointment.

  • My high hopes are done with; my ambition is over; I no longer look for much.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope

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