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es·per·ance

 (ĕs′pər-əns)
n. Obsolete
Hope.

[Middle English esperaunce, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *spērantia, from Latin spērāns, spērant-, present participle of spērāre, to hope; see spē- in Indo-European roots.]

esperance

(ˈɛspərəns)
n
archaic hope or expectation
[C15: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin sperantia (unattested), from Latin spērāre to hope, from spēs hope]

hope

(hoʊp)

n., v. hoped, hop•ing. n.
1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out well.
2. a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.
3. grounds for this feeling in a particular instance: There is little hope of his recovery.
4. a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.
5. something that is hoped for.
v.t.
6. to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
7. to believe, desire, or trust: I hope you will be happy.
v.i.
8. to feel that something desired may happen: We hope for an early spring.
9. Archaic. to place trust; rely (usu. fol. by in).
Idioms:
hope against hope, to continue to hope when the situation appears bleak.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English hopa, c. Old Frisian, Middle Dutch hope, Middle High German hoffe]
hop′er, n.
hop′ing•ly, adv.
References in classic literature ?
In 1791, the French Government, justly uneasy as to the fate of these two sloops, manned two large merchantmen, the Recherche and the Esperance, which left Brest the 28th of September under the command of Bruni d'Entrecasteaux.
The Esperance and the Recherche passed before Vanikoro without stopping there, and, in fact, this voyage was most disastrous, as it cost D'Entrecasteaux his life, and those of two of his lieutenants, besides several of his crew.
As I predicted in this column over a week ago, Tunisia's Esperance is very beatable in the Caf Champions League.
But this performance in Machakos against Esperance was what many have come to expect week in, week out from K'Ogalo.
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Esperance ST and SS Sidi Bousaid advanced to the playoff phase.
Esperance witnessed a brutal shark attack in April when Laeticia Brouwer, 17, was killed after a shark attacked her while she was surfing with her father off the south coast of Western Australia.
Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly today announced Kelp Beds and West beaches in Esperance have been selected as the locations for two new satellite-linked tagged shark detectors.
West Australian victim of a shark attack has arrived in Perth for treatment after losing both his hands in a shark attack while surfing 700km away off the coastal town of Esperance, the Australian reports
The anticipation amongst the Green Army, as fans of Kenyan league giants, Gor Mahia are known, is reaching fever pitch as the countdown to their titanic CAF Champions League first round opening leg clash against Tunisian titans, Esperance de Tunis in Nairobi on Saturday continues ticking.