Definitions for hopingly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hopehoʊp(n.; v.)hoped, hop•ing.

  1. (n.)the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out well.

  2. a particular instance of this feeling:

    the hope of winning.

  3. grounds for this feeling in a particular instance:

    There is little hope of his recovery.

  4. a person or thing in which expectations are centered:

    The medicine was her last hope.

  5. something that is hoped for.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. (v.t.)to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.

  7. to believe, desire, or trust:

    I hope you will be happy.

  8. (v.i.)to feel that something desired may happen:

    We hope for an early spring.

  9. Archaic. to place trust; rely (usu. fol. by in).

Idioms for hope:

  1. hope against hope, to continue to hope when the situation appears bleak.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of hope:

bef. 900; ME; OE hopa, c. OFris, MD hope, MHG hoffe

hop′ing•ly(adv.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hopingly(adverb)

    in a hopeful manner

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