hope against hope
phrasal to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hope against hope — If you hope against hope, you hope for something even though there is little or no chance of your wish being fulfilled …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hope against hope — phrasal : to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment * * * hope against hope To continue to hope when there is no (longer any) reason for hope • • • Main Entry: ↑hope * * * hope against hope phrase to hope that something will happen or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hope against hope —    If you hope against hope, you hope for something even though there is little or no chance of your wish being fulfilled.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Hope against hope —   If you hope against hope, you hope for something even though there is little or no chance of your wish being fulfilled …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • hope against hope — ► hope against hope cling to a mere possibility. Main Entry: ↑hope …   English terms dictionary

  • Hope Against Hope — Infobox Album | Name = Hope Against Hope Type = studio Artist = Band of Susans Released = 1988 Recorded = May June 1987 New York Genre = Noise rock Alternative rock Length = 49:36 (CD) 40:42 (vinyl) Label = Blast First Producer = Robert Poss… …   Wikipedia

  • hope against hope — {v. phr.} To try to hope when things look black; hold to hope in bad trouble. * /The mother continued to hope against hope although the plane was hours late./ * /Jane hoped against hope that Joe would call her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hope against hope — {v. phr.} To try to hope when things look black; hold to hope in bad trouble. * /The mother continued to hope against hope although the plane was hours late./ * /Jane hoped against hope that Joe would call her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hope\ against\ hope — v. phr. To try to hope when things look black; hold to hope in bad trouble. The mother continued to hope against hope although the plane was hours late. Jane hoped against hope that Joe would call her …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hope against hope — continue to hope when things look very bad The rescue team were hoping against hope that the lost hikers would be found alive …   Idioms and examples

  • hope against hope — to hope very strongly that something will happen, although you know it is not very likely. We were just hoping against hope that she would be rescued. (usually in continuous tenses; usually + that) …   New idioms dictionary

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