live in hope

idiom

chiefly British
: to hope for something when one knows that it will probably not happen or be true
We live in hope that there will be some survivors of the crash.

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“Live in hope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/live%20in%20hope. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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