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used about something that you want or hope for more than anything else
a faint hope or possibility is very slight
if you have high hopes or expectations, you hope or expect that something very good will happen
based on hopes or wishes, and not on what is likely or possible
something that you very much want to happen
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
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Free thesaurus definition of words used to describe hopes from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.