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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
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Etymology 1

Old English hopa.

Noun

Singular
hope

Plural
s

hope (s)
  1. (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.
  2. (countable) The actual thing wished for
  3. (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.
  4. (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)
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Etymology 2

From Middle English hopen, from Old English hopian.

Verb

Infinitive
to hope

Third person singular
hop

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to hope (third-person singular simple present hop, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to want something to happen.
    I hope everyone likes this definition.
  2. to be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes
    I am still hoping that all will turn out well
  3. to expect and wish
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Maori

Noun

hope

  1. waist
  2. hip (ringa hope)

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