hope against hope

Hope against hope
If you hope against hope, you hope for something even though there is little or no chance of your wish being fulfilled.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hope — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of expectation and desire for something to happen. 2) a person or thing that gives cause for hope. ► VERB 1) expect and want something to happen. 2) intend if possible to do something. ● hope against hope Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • hope against hope (that … ) — ˌhope against ˈhope (that…) idiom to continue to hope for sth although it is very unlikely to happen • She was hoping against hope that there d been some mistake. Main entry: ↑hopeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hope — • The desire of something together with the expectation of obtaining it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hope     Hope     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • hope against hope — ► hope against hope cling to a mere possibility. Main Entry: ↑hope …   English terms dictionary

  • hope — [hōp] n. [ME < OE hopa, akin to Du hoop; see the v.] 1. a feeling that what is wanted is likely to happen; desire accompanied by expectation 2. the thing that one has a hope for 3. a reason for hope 4. a person or thing on which one may base… …   English World dictionary

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  • hope against hope — hope with little reason …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hope against hope — phrasal : to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment * * * hope against hope To continue to hope when there is no (longer any) reason for hope • • • Main Entry: ↑hope * * * hope against hope phrase to hope that something will happen or… …   Useful english dictionary

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