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ˌhope against ˈhope (that…) idiom
to continue to hope for sth although it is very unlikely to happen

She was hoping against hope that there'd been some mistake.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hope — [hōp] n. [ME < OE hopa, akin to Du hoop; see the v.] 1. a feeling that what is wanted is likely to happen; desire accompanied by expectation 2. the thing that one has a hope for 3. a reason for hope 4. a person or thing on which one may base… …   English World dictionary

  • hope against hope — phrasal : to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment * * * hope against hope To continue to hope when there is no (longer any) reason for hope • • • Main Entry: ↑hope * * * hope against hope phrase to hope that something will happen or… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hope — [[t]ho͟ʊp[/t]] ♦ hopes, hoping, hoped 1) VERB If you hope that something is true, or you hope for something, you want it to be true or to happen, and you usually believe that it is possible or likely. She had decided she must go on as usual,… …   English dictionary

  • hope — 1 verb (I, T) 1 to want something to happen or be true, and to believe it is possible: hope (that): I hope you have a lovely birthday. | I hope I m not disturbing you. | Let s just hope we can find somewhere to park. | hope to do sth: Joan s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hope — hoper, n. hopingly, adv. /hohp/, n., v., hoped, hoping. n. 1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope. 2. a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning. 3. grounds for… …   Universalium

  • hope — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 belief that sth you want will happen ADJECTIVE ▪ deep (esp. AmE), fervent, great ▪ a feeling of considerable hope ▪ It is my fervent hope that you will be able to take this project forward …   Collocations dictionary

  • hope — hope1 W1S1 [həup US houp] v [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: hopian] 1.) to want something to happen or be true and to believe that it is possible or likely hope (that) ▪ We hope that more women will decide to join the course. ▪ I do hope… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hope — hope1 [ houp ] verb *** intransitive or transitive to want and expect something to happen or be true: hope (that): I just hope she s pleasant to him on his birthday. hope for: It wouldn t be sensible to hope for immediate success. The best they… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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