Akin is hoping he can capitalize on grassroots anger with Republican leadership.
hoping I might find a clue to his identity, I started researching my childhood medical records.
hoping to speak to her, Arnold and another middle-aged woman, a former nun, followed her.
I sort of kid about this by saying that we have a one party system, and someday I'm hoping for a second party!
I was hoping for a very holistic approach to Afghanistan—longer-term thinking.
"I think so," replied our hero, hoping that some arrangements had been made for him.
Then he unlatched the window and left it, hoping that it would not blow open and betray him.
Alice said, hoping to get it into a better temper by a compliment.
So he travelled on and on hoping to find a spring of water on the hillside.
Presently she said resolutely, "I'm going to keep on hoping anyhow!"
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.