Rush Limbaugh only needed four little words to express his wish for the Obama administration: I hope he fails.
And I hope circumstances let him be a metaphysical again someday soon.
He went largely into defensive mode from the first bell, seemingly with the hope of letting Klitschko grow fatigued.
Let's hope that that the increased presence of women in the new Knesset will help free us from that chauvinism once and for all.
The president won the last election as the avatar of hope and change.
hope is perhaps inseparable from the existence of the passion of love.
I will not punish your fault so severely as Alcibiades ventured to hope.
It may be that Sir John will live; if so I hope that he may profit by this lesson.
hope to reach Israelite Bay to-morrow, as it is only sixteen miles distant.
They came readily enough, in the hope of some favourable turn.
Old English hopian "wish, expect, look forward (to something)," of unknown origin, a general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian hopia, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch hopen; Middle High German hoffen "to hope," borrowed from Low German). Some suggest a connection with hop (v.) on the notion of "leaping in expectation" [Klein]. Related: Hoped; hoping.
Old English hopa, from hope (v.). Cf. Old Frisian and Middle Dutch hope, Dutch hoop, all from their respective verbs.
one of the three main elements of Christian character (1 Cor. 13:13). It is joined to faith and love, and is opposed to seeing or possessing (Rom. 8:24; 1 John 3:2). "Hope is an essential and fundamental element of Christian life, so essential indeed, that, like faith and love, it can itself designate the essence of Christianity (1 Pet. 3:15; Heb. 10:23). In it the whole glory of the Christian vocation is centred (Eph. 1:18; 4:4)." Unbelievers are without this hope (Eph. 2:12; 1 Thess. 4:13). Christ is the actual object of the believer's hope, because it is in his second coming that the hope of glory will be fulfilled (1 Tim. 1:1; Col. 1:27; Titus 2:13). It is spoken of as "lively", i.e., a living, hope, a hope not frail and perishable, but having a perennial life (1 Pet. 1:3). In Rom. 5:2 the "hope" spoken of is probably objective, i.e., "the hope set before us," namely, eternal life (comp. 12:12). In 1 John 3:3 the expression "hope in him" ought rather to be, as in the Revised Version, "hope on him," i.e., a hope based on God.