hope not


used to say that one wants something not to happen or to not be true
"Will you have to miss the party?" "I hope not."

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Recent Examples on the Web Before her bargain-basement hysterectomy, Eileen wrote a letter to Orwell, who was traveling, expressing her hope not to inconvenience him with her problem. Francine Prose, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2023 Experts hope not, but say there’s no way to know for sure. Helen Branswell, STAT, 8 May 2023

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“Hope not.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hope%20not. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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