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v. hoped, hop·ing, hopes
1. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible: We are hoping for more financial support.
2. Archaic To have confidence; trust.
To desire and consider possible: I hope that you will join us for dinner. We hope to buy a house in the spring. See Synonyms at expect.
a. The longing or desire for something accompanied by the belief in the possibility of its occurrence: He took singing lessons in the hope of performing in the musical.
b. An instance of such longing or desire: Her hopes of becoming a doctor have not changed.
2. A source of or reason for such longing or desire: Good pitching is the team's only hope for victory.
3. often Hope Christianity The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.
4. Archaic Trust; confidence.
hope against hope
To hope with little reason or justification.

[Middle English hopen, from Old English hopian.]

hop′er n.
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1. (sometimes plural) a feeling of desire for something and confidence in the possibility of its fulfilment: his hope for peace was justified; their hopes were dashed.
2. a reasonable ground for this feeling: there is still hope.
3. a person or thing that gives cause for hope
4. a thing, situation, or event that is desired: my hope is that prices will fall.
5. not a hope some hope used ironically to express little confidence that expectations will be fulfilled
6. (tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to desire (something) with some possibility of fulfilment: we hope you can come; I hope to tell you.
7. (often foll by: for) to have a wish (for a future event, situation, etc)
8. (tr; takes a clause as object) to trust, expect, or believe: we hope that this is satisfactory.
[Old English hopa; related to Old Frisian hope, Dutch hoop, Middle High German hoffe]
ˈhoper n


1. (Biography) Anthony, real name Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins. 1863–1933, English novelist; author of The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
2. (Biography) Bob, real name Leslie Townes Hope. 1903–2003, US comedian and comic actor, born in England. His films include The Cat and the Canary (1939), Road to Morocco (1942), and The Paleface (1947). He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1998
3. (Biography) David (Michael). Baron. born 1940, British churchman, Archbishop of York (1995–2005)
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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.
6. to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
7. to believe, desire, or trust: I hope you will be happy.
8. to feel that something desired may happen: We hope for an early spring.
9. Archaic. to place trust; rely (usu. fol. by in).
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.
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See Also: DREAMS

  1. As renewed as a baby born to middle life —Richard Ford
  2. As spring flowers are promised by seed-sellers in their new catalogues, you too were once full of promise —Charles Simic
  3. Carry hope like a tallow candle —Marge Piercy
  4. Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  5. Every wish is like a prayer with God —Elizabeth Barrett
  6. Full of inexpressible expectations, like a child running downstairs on Christmas morning, not knowing what wonderful things may be in the stocking —Harvey Swados
  7. Had his hopes jerked back and forth like Pinocchio —dialogue from “Hill Street Blues,” television drama, broadcast 1987
  8. Hope dawned in the distance like a sail —Marguerite Yourcenar
  9. Hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone —William Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. (Nothing in the world is as) hopeful as knowing a woman you like is somewhere thinking about only you —Richard Ford
  11. Hopeful, like extras at an audition —Lawrence Durrell
  12. Hope has as many lifes as a cat or a king —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  13. Hope is a kind of cheat: in the minute of our disappointment we are angry; but upon the whole matter there is no pleasure without it —Lord Halifax
  14. Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us —Samuel Smiles
  15. Hope is nearly as strong as despair, and greatly more pertinacious and enduring —Walter Savage Landor
  16. Hope is to a man as a bladder to a learning swimmer; it keeps him from sinking … but yet many times it makes him venture beyond his height —Owen Feltham
  17. Hope … it’s like a fire in the wind; the slightest breeze will diminish it, but if I feed it the wind will make it blaze —Richard Maynard
  18. Hope’s as cheap as despair —H. G. Bohn’s Handbook of Proverbs
  19. Hopes like a child —Randall Jarrell
  20. Hope springing like a Jack-in-the-box —Alice McDermott
  21. It was as though a great eraser had swept across Stern’s mind, and he was ready to start fresh again —Bruce Jay Friedman
  22. Like our shadows, our wishes lengthen as our sun declines —Edward Young
  23. Living on hope is like living on an 800 calorie-a-day diet —Anon

    This may have its origins in a Scottish proverb: “He who lives on hope lives on a very lean diet.”

  24. Look at hopefully, like a bird with its beak open waiting for a nice juicy worm —Sara Woods

    See Also: LOOKS

  25. Plucked my spirits up like a hitchhiker who catches a ride when all hope was lost —Richard Ford
  26. Through the sunset of hope like the shapes of a dream, what paradise islands of glory gleam —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  27. Wishes, like painted landscape … afar off they appear beautiful; but near they show their coarse and ordinary colors —Thomas Yalden
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1. 'basic meaning'

If you hope that something is true or will happen, you want it to be true or to happen.

She hoped she would have a career in the music industry.
I sat down, hoping to remain unnoticed.
2. 'I hope'

You often use I hope to express a wish that someone will have a pleasant time. After hope you can use either the future form or the present simple. For example, you can say 'I hope you'll enjoy the film' or 'I hope you enjoy the film'.

I hope you'll enjoy your stay in Roehampton.
I hope you get well very soon.

If you say to someone that you hope they are going to do something, you are usually asking or reminding them to do something that they may not want to do.

I hope you're going to clean up this mess.
Next time I come I hope you're going to be a lot more entertaining.
3. 'I hope so'

If someone says that something is true or will happen, or asks you whether something is true or will happen, you can express your wish that it is true or will happen by saying I hope so.

'I will see you in the church.' – 'I hope so.'
'You'll be home at six?' – 'I hope so.'

Be Careful!
Don't say 'I hope it'.

4. 'I hope not'

Similarly, you can express your wish that something is not true or will not happen by saying I hope not.

'You haven't lost the ticket, have you?' – 'I hope not.'

Be Careful!
Don't say 'I don't hope so'.

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Past participle: hoped
Gerund: hoping

I hope
you hope
he/she/it hopes
we hope
you hope
they hope
I hoped
you hoped
he/she/it hoped
we hoped
you hoped
they hoped
Present Continuous
I am hoping
you are hoping
he/she/it is hoping
we are hoping
you are hoping
they are hoping
Present Perfect
I have hoped
you have hoped
he/she/it has hoped
we have hoped
you have hoped
they have hoped
Past Continuous
I was hoping
you were hoping
he/she/it was hoping
we were hoping
you were hoping
they were hoping
Past Perfect
I had hoped
you had hoped
he/she/it had hoped
we had hoped
you had hoped
they had hoped
I will hope
you will hope
he/she/it will hope
we will hope
you will hope
they will hope
Future Perfect
I will have hoped
you will have hoped
he/she/it will have hoped
we will have hoped
you will have hoped
they will have hoped
Future Continuous
I will be hoping
you will be hoping
he/she/it will be hoping
we will be hoping
you will be hoping
they will be hoping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hoping
you have been hoping
he/she/it has been hoping
we have been hoping
you have been hoping
they have been hoping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hoping
you will have been hoping
he/she/it will have been hoping
we will have been hoping
you will have been hoping
they will have been hoping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hoping
you had been hoping
he/she/it had been hoping
we had been hoping
you had been hoping
they had been hoping
I would hope
you would hope
he/she/it would hope
we would hope
you would hope
they would hope
Past Conditional
I would have hoped
you would have hoped
he/she/it would have hoped
we would have hoped
you would have hoped
they would have hoped
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hope - a specific instance of feeling hopefulhope - a specific instance of feeling hopeful; "it revived their hope of winning the pennant"
anticipation, expectancy - an expectation
2.hope - the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled; "in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
hopefulness - the feeling you have when you have hope
encouragement - the feeling of being encouraged
optimism - the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
despair - the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well; "they moaned in despair and dismay"; "one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair"
3.hope - grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
expectation, outlook, prospect - belief about (or mental picture of) the future
rainbow - an illusory hope; "chasing rainbows"
4.hope - someone (or something) on which expectations are centered; "he was their best hope for a victory"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
great white hope, white hope - someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field; "this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy"
5.hope - United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)Hope - United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
6.hope - one of the three Christian virtues
supernatural virtue, theological virtue - according to Christian ethics: one of the three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) created by God to round out the natural virtues
Verb1.hope - expect and wishhope - expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
wish - hope for; have a wish; "I wish I could go home now"
2.hope - be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes; "I am still hoping that all will turn out well"
desire, want - feel or have a desire for; want strongly; "I want to go home now"; "I want my own room"
despair - abandon hope; give up hope; lose heart; "Don't despair--help is on the way!"
3.hope - intend with some possibility of fulfilment; "I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening"
be after, plan - have the will and intention to carry out some action; "He plans to be in graduate school next year"; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
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1. believe, expect, trust, rely, look forward to, anticipate, contemplate, count on, foresee, keep your fingers crossed, cross your fingers I hope that the police will take the strongest action against them.
hope for something expect, look forward to, anticipate, long for, desire, aspire to, set your heart on They had hoped for a greater pay rise.
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast;"
"Man never Is, but always To be blest" [Alexander Pope An Essay on Man]
"He that lives in hope danceth without music" [George Herbert Outlandish Proverbs]
"While there's life, there's hope" [Cicero Letters to Atticus]
"Hope is the poor man's bread" [George Herbert Jacula Prudentum]
"What is hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of" [Lord Byron]
"Abandon hope, all ye who enter here" [Dante Divine Comedy]
"Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper"
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أَمَلأمَلأَمَل، شيءٌ يَتَمَنّاهُ الشَّخْصرَجاء، أمَل، شَخْص فيه أمليَأْمَل
nadanadati se
vonvonavon, vonarglæta, möguleiki
beviltiškumasjokių vilčiųneprarasti viltiesoptimistiškasoptimizmas
umutümitümit etmekummakumut bağlanan kişi/şey
hy vọngniềm hy vọng


A. N
1. (= expectation) → esperanza f
where there's life there's hopemientras hay vida, hay esperanza
my hope is that he'll see reasonespero que entre en razón
to be beyond (all) hope [damaged article] → no tener posibilidad de reparación; [person] → no tener remedio
to build one's hopes up (about or over sth)hacerse ilusiones (con algo)
to be full of hopeestar lleno de esperanzas or ilusión
to get one's hopes up (about or over sth)hacerse ilusiones (con algo)
don't get your hopes upno te hagas ilusiones
to give up hope (of doing sth)perder las esperanzas (de hacer algo)
to have hopes of doing sthtener esperanzas de hacer algo
I haven't much hope of succeedingno tengo muchas esperanzas de conseguirlo
I had great hopes of or for himtenía muchas esperanzas puestas en él
he set out with high hopesempezó lleno de esperanzas or ilusión, empezó con muchas esperanzas
I ignored him in the hope that he would go awayno le hice caso con la esperanza de que se fuera
I don't think there's much chance but we live in hopeno creo que haya muchas posibilidades pero la esperanza es lo último que se pierde
she lives in (the) hope of seeing her son againvive con la esperanza de volver a ver a su hijo
to lose hope (of doing sth)perder las esperanzas (de hacer algo)
to be past hope [damaged article] → no tener posibilidad de reparación; [person] → no tener remedio
to place one's hope(s) in/on sthdepositar las esperanzas en algo
to raise sb's hopesdar esperanzas a algn
don't raise her hopes too muchno le des demasiadas esperanzas
don't raise your hopesno te hagas ilusiones
see also false A3
see also forlorn, pin B3
2. (= chance) → posibilidad f
he hasn't much hope of winningno tiene muchas posibilidades de ganar
there is little hope of reaching an agreementhay pocas posibilidades or esperanzas de llegar a un acuerdo
you haven't got a hope in hellno tienes la más remota posibilidad
there's no hope of thatno hay posibilidad de eso
not a hope!¡ni en sueños!
your only hope is totu única esperanza es ...
some hope(s)! "have you got the day off tomorrow?" - "some hope(s)!"-¿libras mañana? -¡qué va! or ¡ya quisiera yo!
"maybe she'll change her mind" - "some hope(s)!"-tal vez cambie de idea -¡no caerá esa breva!
3. (= person) → esperanza f
he's the bright hope of the teames la gran esperanza del equipo
you are my last/only hopetú eres mi última/única esperanza
B. VTesperar
your mother is well, I hope?espero que su madre esté bien
to hope thatesperar que ... + subjun
I hope he comes soonespero que venga pronto, ojalá venga pronto
I was hoping you'd stayesperaba que te quedaras
I hope you don't think I'm going to do it!¡no pensarás que lo voy a hacer yo!
I hope to God or hell she remembersquiera el cielo que se acuerde
to hope to do sthesperar hacer algo
what do you hope to gain from that?¿qué esperas ganar or conseguir con eso?
hoping to hear from youen espera or a la espera de recibir noticias tuyas
let's hope it doesn't rainesperemos que no llueva
I hope notespero que no
I hope soespero que sí
I should hope so (too)!¡eso espero!
"I washed my hands first" - "I should hope so too!"-me he lavado las manos antes -¡eso espero!
"but I apologized" - "I should hope so too!"-pero me disculpéfaltaría más!
C. VIesperar
to hope against hopeesperar en vano
to hope for sthesperar algo
it's the best we can hope forno podemos esperar nada mejor
we're hoping for a boy this timeesta vez esperamos que sea niño
I shouldn't hope for too much from this meetingno depositaría muchas esperanzas en esta reunión
I always knew it was too much to hope forsiempre supe que era mucho pedir
we'll just have to hope for the bestesperemos que todo salga bien
I'm just going to enter the competition and hope for the bestvoy a presentarme al concurso y que sea lo que Dios quiera
to hope in Godconfiar en Dios
D. CPD hope chest N (US) → ajuar m (de novia)
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to hope (that) ... → espérer que ...
I hope he comes → J'espère qu'il va venir.
I hope you don't mind → J'espère que ça ne te dérange pas.
to hope to do sth → espérer faire qch
I hope so → je l'espère
I hope not → j'espère que non
to hope for sth (= hope to get) → espérer avoir qch
I'm hoping for good results → J'espère avoir de bons résultats.
to hope for the best → espérer que tout se passe pour le mieux
to hope against hope that ... (= despite everything) → espérer en dépit de tout que ...
nespoir m
to have high hopes (= be confident) → avoir bon espoir
She has high hopes that her condition will improve → Elle a bon espoir que sa condition s'améliorera.
to give up hope → perdre espoir
Don't give up hope! → Ne perds pas espoir!
to get one's hopes up (= be over-optimistic)
Don't get your hopes up! → N'y compte pas trop!
to have no hope of sth [success, victory] → n'avoir aucune chance de qch
to have no hope of doing sth [+ winning, succeeding, finding] → n'avoir aucune chance de faire qch
not a hope in hell
You haven't got a hope in hell of doing it → Tu n'as pas la moindre chance de le faire.
in the hope of doing sth → dans l'espoir de faire qch
in the hope that → dans l'espoir que
some hope! → tu parles!
not a hope! → tu parles !hoped-for [ˈhʊptfɔːr] adj [result, outcome] → espéré(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


n (also person) → Hoffnung f; she is our best hopesie ist unsere größte Hoffnung; past or beyond hopehoffnungslos, aussichtslos; the patient is beyond hopefür den Patienten besteht keine Hoffnung mehr; to be full of hopehoffnungsvoll or voller Hoffnung sein; my hope is that …ich hoffe nur, dass …; in the hope that …in der Hoffnung, dass …; in the hope of doing somethingin der Hoffnung, etw zu tun; to have (high or great) hopes of doing somethinghoffen, etw zu tun; her family has high or great hopes of herihre Familie setzt große Hoffnungen in sie; to live in hope of somethingin der Hoffnung auf etw (acc)leben; well, we live in hopenun, wir hoffen eben (weiter); to place one’s hope in somebody/somethingseine Hoffnungen in or auf jdn/etw setzen; don’t get or build your hopes up too muchmach dir keine allzu großen Hoffnungen; there is no hope of him having survivedes besteht keine Hoffnung, dass er überlebt hat; we have some hope of successes besteht die Hoffnung, dass wir Erfolg haben; there’s no hope of thatda braucht man sich gar keine Hoffnungen zu machen; where there’s life there’s hopees ist noch nicht aller Tage Abend; (said of invalid) → solange er/sie sich noch regt, besteht auch noch Hoffnung; to give up/lose hope of doing somethingdie Hoffnung aufgeben, etw zu tun; what a hope! (inf) some hope(s)! (inf)schön wärs! (inf); she hasn’t got a hope in hell of passing her exams (inf)es besteht nicht die geringste Chance, dass sie ihre Prüfung besteht; hope springs eternal (prov) → wenn die Hoffnung nicht wäre!
vihoffen (→ for auf +acc); to hope for the bestdas Beste hoffen; you can’t hope for anything else from himman kann sich doch von ihm nichts anderes erhoffen; one might have hoped for something betterman hätte (eigentlich) auf etwas Besseres hoffen dürfen, man hätte sich eigentlich Besseres erhoffen dürfen; a pay rise would be too much to hope forauf eine Gehaltserhöhung braucht man sich (dat)gar keine Hoffnungen zu machen; I hope sohoffentlich, ich hoffe es; I hope nothoffentlich nicht, ich hoffe nicht
vthoffen; I hope to see youhoffentlich sehe ich Sie, ich hoffe, dass ich Sie sehe; the party cannot hope to winfür die Partei besteht keine Hoffnung zu gewinnen; I hope I’m not disturbing youich hoffe, dass ich Sie nicht störe; to hope against hope that …trotz allem die Hoffnung nicht aufgeben, dass …, wider alle Hoffnung hoffen, dass …; hoping to hear from youich hoffe, von Ihnen zu hören, in der Hoffnung (form), → von Ihnen zu hören
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1. nsperanza
he is past or beyond all hope → per lui non c'è più nessuna speranza
to live in hope → vivere sperando or nella speranza
in the hope of doing sth → nella speranza di fare qc
in the hope of sth → nella speranza di avere or ottenere qc
there is no hope of that → non c'è da farci nessun conto
with high hopes → con grandi speranze
to raise sb's hopes → far nascere delle speranze in qn
to lose hope → perdere ogni speranza or tutte le speranze
what a hope!, some hopes! (fam) → figurati!
2. vt to hope that/to dosperare che/di fare
3. visperare, augurarsi
to hope for the best → sperare in bene or per il meglio
I hope so/not → spero di sì/no
let's hope for success → speriamo di riuscire
to hope against hope → sperare malgrado tutto
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(həup) verb
to want something to happen and have some reason to believe that it will or might happen. He's very late, but we are still hoping he will come; I hope to be in London next month; We're hoping for some help from other people; It's unlikely that he'll come now, but we keep on hoping; `Do you think it will rain?' `I hope so/not'.
1. (any reason or encouragement for) the state of feeling that what one wants will or might happen. He has lost all hope of becoming the president; He came to see me in the hope that I would help him; He has hopes of winning a scholarship; The rescuers said there was no hope of finding anyone alive in the mine.
2. a person, thing etc that one is relying on for help etc. He's my last hope – there is no-one else I can ask.
3. something hoped for. My hope is that he will get married and settle down soon.
ˈhopeful adjective
1. (negative unhopeful) full of hope. The police are hopeful that they will soon find the killer; hopeful faces; He is hopeful of success.
2. giving a reason or encouragement for hope. That's a hopeful sign – perhaps he is going to change his mind after all.
3. likely to be pleasant, successful etc. The future looks quite hopeful.
ˈhopefulness noun
ˈhopefully adverb
1. in a hopeful way. The dog looked hopefully at the joint of meat.
2. it is to be hoped that. Hopefully, that will never happen.
ˈhopeless adjective
1. not likely to be successful. It's hopeless to try to persuade him; a hopeless attempt; The future looks hopeless.
2. (with at) not good. I'm a hopeless housewife; He's hopeless at French.
3. unable to be stopped, cured etc. The doctors considered the patient's case hopeless; He's a hopeless liar/idiot.
ˈhopelessly adverb
ˈhopelessness noun
hope against hope
to continue hoping when there is no (longer any) reason for hope.
hope for the best
to hope that something will succeed, that nothing bad will happen etc.
not (have) a hope
(to be) completely unlikely (to succeed in something). He hasn't a hope of getting the job; `Will he get the job?' `Not a hope!'
raise someone's hopes
to cause someone to hope, usually when there is no good reason to.
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أَمَل, يَأْمُلُ doufat, naděje håb, håbe hoffen, Hoffnung ελπίδα, ελπίζω esperanza, esperar toivo, toivoa espérer, espoir nada, nadati se speranza, sperare 希望, 望む 희망, 희망하다 hoop, hopen håp, håpe mieć nadzieję, nadzieja esperança, ter esperança надежда, надеяться hopp, hoppas ความหวัง, หวัง umut, umut etmek hy vọng, niềm hy vọng 希望
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


n. esperanza;
v. esperar, tener esperanzas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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n esperanza (frec. pl); to lose — desesperarse, perder la(s) esperanza(s); vt, vi esperar; I hope you get well soon..Espero que se recupere pronto; to — for esperar, tener esperanzas de
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References in classic literature ?
her misgivings were the overflowings of a tender heart, while her hopes partook of the sanguine character of youth and inexperience!
That I suffered much in these contentions, that they filled me with unhappiness and remorse, and yet that I had a sustaining sense that it was required of me, in right and honour, to keep away from myself, with shame, the thought of turning to the dear girl in the withering of my hopes, from whom I had frivolously turned when they were bright and fresh - which consideration was at the root of every thought I had concerning her - is all equally true.
It seemed a long time to me: and, as I was often out with my rambling pupil, of course hopes would keep rising, and disappointments would ensue; and then, I would say to my own heart,
I have known noble ones who lost their highest hope. And then they disparaged all high hopes.
The getting of your anchor was a noisy operation on board a merchant ship of yesterday - an inspiring, joyous noise, as if, with the emblem of hope, the ship's company expected to drag up out of the depths, each man all his personal hopes into the reach of a securing hand - the hope of home, the hope of rest, of liberty, of dissipation, of hard pleasure, following the hard endurance of many days between sky and water.
For the rest, she had long since disassociated herself from the past, and had definitely given up all the hopes and wishes once connected with it.
Jane Clayton could not know how much of Mohammed Beyd's indictment might be true, or how much false; but at least it had the effect of dampening her hopes and causing her to review with suspicion every past act of the man upon whom she had been looking as her sole protector in the midst of a world of enemies and dangers.
Had I forgotten my own prospects, my ardent love, my pertinacious hopes? It seemed like sacrilege to revert to them now, but I had not forgotten them.
There was another family living actually held for Edmund; but though this circumstance had made the arrangement somewhat easier to Sir Thomas's conscience, he could not but feel it to be an act of injustice, and he earnestly tried to impress his eldest son with the same conviction, in the hope of its producing a better effect than anything he had yet been able to say or do.
Disdain hath power to kill, and patience dies Slain by suspicion, be it false or true; And deadly is the force of jealousy; Long absence makes of life a dreary void; No hope of happiness can give repose To him that ever fears to be forgot; And death, inevitable, waits in hall.
Such, father, is not (now) my theme - I will not madly deem that power Of Earth may shrive me of the sin Unearthly pride hath revell'd in - I have no time to dote or dream: You call it hope - that fire of fire!
ON the morning which followed his interview with the Mormon Prophet, John Ferrier went in to Salt Lake City, and having found his acquaintance, who was bound for the Nevada Mountains, he entrusted him with his message to Jefferson Hope. In it he told the young man of the imminent danger which threatened them, and how necessary it was that he should return.