Hope

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someone for whom hope has been abandoned abandoned person
job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed appointment
someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential) arb , arbitrager , arbitrageur
Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500) Bartholomeu Dias , Bartholomeu Diaz , Dias , Diaz
(figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement blind alley
act of giving hope or support to someone boost , encouragement
act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum boring , drilling , oil production
wish, vain hope or castle in the air , pipe dream
contestant you hope to defeat challenger , competition , competitor , contender , rival
disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation cold water
(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution confession
man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage) courting , courtship , suit , wooing
Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524) da Gamma , Gamma , Vasco da Gamma
act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive) decoration
lose hope despair
fantastic but vain hope (from fantasies induced by the opium pipe) dream , pipe dream
act of influencing by exciting hope or desire enticement , temptation
phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope Flying Dutchman
person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions) freedom fighter , insurgent , insurrectionist , rebel
someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement gambler , risk taker
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