Definition of pious hope/wish
: something that is hoped for but will probably not happen His speech contained no practical solutions, just the pious hope that the war would end soon.
Word by Word Definitions
: to cherish a desire with anticipation : to want something to happen or be true
: to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment
: trust, reliance
: desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment
: expectation of fulfillment or success
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