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I just hope she’s pleasant to him on his birthday.
It wouldn’t be sensible to hope for immediate success.
The best they can hope for is to get temporary accommodation.
We can only hope and pray that Stephen is alive.
The university is hoping to raise £3,000,000.
He hopes to sell his art to a major museum.
I hope you don’t mind me asking, but where did you buy those shoes?
We do hope you enjoy your stay with us.
I’m hoping that Ray’s got the key, otherwise we can’t get in.
She waited at the station, half hoping that he would not show up.
We are hoping against hope that some people may have survived.
It will be tough competition so I have just got to train hard and hope for the best.
‘Do you think France will win the match?’ ‘I hope so.’
‘I’ll pay all the money back.’ ‘I should hope so!’
This is the British English definition of hope. View American English definition of hope.