Hope Hope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hoped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hoping}.] [AS. hopian; akin to D. hopen, Sw. hoppan, Dan. haabe, G. hoffen. See 2nd {Hope}.] 1. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for. ``Hope for good success.'' --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

But I will hope continually. --Ps. lxxi. 14. [1913 Webster]

2. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in. ``I hope in thy word.'' --Ps. cxix. 81. [1913 Webster]

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God. --Ps. xlii. 11. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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