beyond hope

idiom

: without hope : hopeless
His condition is beyond hope.

Examples of beyond hope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The British had lent vast sums to their allies (their Russian debts were beyond hope of recovery), had borrowed heavily from the Americans, and wanted recompense. Margaret MacMillan, Foreign Affairs, 8 Jan. 2019 My spectator’s view of it all doesn’t fail to remind me that other people are not so lucky or so detached, that some of them are sad beyond hope, that there are young people who don’t want to stay alive and people who worry to distraction and despair or who suffer all kinds of untreatable pain. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 8 Mar. 2023 Earth’s atmosphere was much more sensitive to greenhouse gases than decades of previous models had predicted, and future temperatures could be much higher than feared—perhaps even beyond hope of practical remedy. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, 6 Feb. 2022 The bottom line is that Earth could probably defend itself against a 10-kilometer asteroid given 6 months’ notice but anything much larger would be beyond hope. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2022 However, the more conservative court this year found that judges need not determine that juvenile offenders are beyond hope of rehabilitation before sentencing them to life behind bars. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 15 Nov. 2021 In another, the court ruled that juvenile offenders need not be deemed beyond hope of rehabilitation before they are sentenced to die in prison. New York Times, 2 July 2021 Their essays reflected confidence and concern, hope beyond hope and, in some cases, despair. Washington Post, 18 June 2021 If Democrats fail to act, the Republican Party will deepen them beyond hope of repair, securing minority rule for itself and bringing the project of American democracy to an end. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 13 May 2021 See More

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“Beyond hope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond%20hope. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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