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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

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

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

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Martin Luther

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

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Michelle Obama
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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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