in (the) hope of/that

idiom
variants: or in hopes of/that

Definition of in (the) hope of/that

: with the hope that something will happen or could happen
  • He returned to the crime scene in (the) hope of finding further evidence.
  • He waited in hopes that she would show up.

Word by Word Definitions

hope play
  1. : to cherish a desire with anticipation : to want something to happen or be true

  2. : trust

  3. : to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment

  1. : trust, reliance

  2. : desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment

  3. : someone or something on which hopes are centered


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