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Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.J. August Strindberg
See also Hope
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- (RP) enPR: /hōp, IPA: /həʊp/, SAMPA: /h@Up/
- (GenAm) IPA: /hɔʊp/, SAMPA: /hoUp/
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- Rhymes: -əʊp
- (uncountable) The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen.
- I still have some hope that I can get to work on time.
- (countable) The actual thing wished for
- (countable) A person or thing that is a source of hope
- We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table.
- (in Christianity) The virtuous desire for future good
- But now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love. (1Cor. 13:13)
- Cape of Good Hope
- forlorn hope
- great white hope
- have one's hope dashed
- hope against hope
- hope chest
- out of hope
belief that something hoped for can happen
something which may cause something hoped for to happen
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Third person singular
- to want something to happen.
- I hope everyone likes this definition.
- to be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes
- I am still hoping that all will turn out well
- to expect and wish
to want something to happen
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