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Expressions of hope - synonyms or related words



used for saying that you hope something will happen

I’d like to think (that)

used for saying that you hope something is true although it may not be

with any luck

used for saying that you hope a particular thing happens


used for saying that you hope something is true or will happen

I trust (that)

used for saying that you hope and expect that something is true

I hope so

used in replies to questions for saying that you would like something to happen



used for saying what you would like to happen or how things should be if everything that you wanted were possible


modal verb


used for expressing a hope or a wish

no news is good news

used for expressing the hope that because no news has been received about someone, nothing bad has happened to them

I hope not

used for saying that you do not want something to happen or be true


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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