An example of hope is when a person believes his life situation will approve and his run of back luck will end.
An example of hope is when you wish for a victory by your team.
We are hoping for more financial support.
I hope that you will join us for dinner. We hope to buy a house in the spring.
I hope to be there by 5:00
Good pitching is the team's only hope for victory.
I hope that your sick dog will recover.
We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table.
I hope everyone enjoyed the meal.
I am still hoping that all will turn out well.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God.
- To hope with little reason or justification.
- To continue having hope though it seems baseless.
Origin of hope
- Middle English hopen from Old English hopian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English hope, from Old English hopa (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Germanic *hupǭ, *hupō (“hope”), from Proto-Germanic *hupōną (“to hope”), from Proto-Indo-European *kēwp-, *kwēp- (“to smoke, boil”). Cognate with West Frisian hope (“hope”), Dutch hoop (“hope”), Middle High German hoffe (“hope”), German hoffen (“hope”), Swedish hopp (“hope”). Extra-Germanic cognates include Latin cupio (“I desire, crave”), Albanian ngop (“I'm satisfied, sated”) and gopë (“greedy, voracious”).
- From Middle English hopen, from Old English hopian.
- Compare Icelandic word for a small bay or inlet.