half-hoping

half-hoping

adj
having or expressing some hope
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Half-hoping a local company is behind the project, I checked Google but immediately resigned myself to the reality: Which Japanese or German engineering firm is responsible for Okada?
I wanted to see so much more of her, I was half-hoping she'd turn up in front of the safety curtain in the interval to do a spot of bingo.
In a warm mist I would test resistance, compliance, half-hoping for the inevitable saving no or stop.
As we discussed the phantom myth, I felt this indiscretion coming on and said tongue-incheek: "As a moon-lover, I have to admit that when you took your first step that day, I was half-hoping that a huge shadow would loom over you and you'd look up and cry Oh, my Gawd!" With a wry smile he replied "Don't think it hadn't occurred to me!
I am half-hoping it will get better when our eldest starts school, but that seems like such a long wait (it's a year) and I really don't know if it will make a difference.
I was half-hoping a world famous star picked up a horrific injury this week and fans from his club banded together to sue FIFA.
I think she was half-hoping that I would get another ingrown nail so that she could watch."
You never really prepare yourself, you walk into that office, half-hoping he'll say, 'See you next season'.
"Infertility?" I asked, half-hoping. He paused for effect before saying, "Pregnancy." The Q&A serves two purposes: to reassure me that I will make it out of this process alive, and to scare me into celibacy.
On first impressions, the new Shawlands bar Urban Grill didn't look like the kind of place you'd be able to buy a bag of crisps - but I was peckish Maybe I was half-hoping that if it was going to retain some characteristics of the joint it replaced - The Village - then it would be the availability of a bag of ready-salted McCoy's to take the tang out of a bottle of Corona.
Semple admitted: ``I'm half-hoping Saameq doesn't get in the race because of what happened to Chris there last time, and whether we declare is not definite yet.
Jesus has been buried, but his words linger in hearts, half-dead, half-hoping for their truth.