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beacon of hope

Definition of beacon of hope

  1. :  something that holds the promise of hope <This new medicine is a beacon of hope for/to thousands of people.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a signal fire commonly on a hill, tower, or pole

    :  a lighthouse or other signal for guidance

    :  a radio transmitter emitting signals to guide aircraft

  1. :  to shine as a beacon

    :  to furnish with a beacon

  1. :  to cherish a desire with anticipation

    :  trust

    :  to desire with expectation of obtainment

  1. :  trust, reliance

    :  desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

    :  expectation of fulfillment or success

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