Hope

Hope

(hp), v. t. 1. 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.
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We hope no other from your majesty.
Shak.
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[Charity] hopeth all things.
1 Cor. xiii. 7.
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2. To expect; to fear. [Obs.] "I hope he will be dead." Chaucer.
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Hope is often used colloquially regarding uncertainties, with no reference to the future. "I hope she takes me to be flesh and blood." Mrs. Centlivre.
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