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Definition of Hope


  1. A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
  2. A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
  3. A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.
  4. One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.
  5. That which is hoped for; an object of hope.
  6. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for.
  7. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in.
  8. To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.
  9. To expect; to fear.

Hope Quotations

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Desmond Tutu

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.
Rick Warren

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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Hope Translations

hope in Afrikaans is hoop
hope in Dutch is hopen
hope in Finnish is toivoa
hope in German is hoffe, Hoffnung, Hoffnung, hoffen, hoffen
hope in Italian is sperare, speranza
hope in Latin is spero, spes
hope in Spanish is esperanza
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