pious hope/wish

noun

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.

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“Pious hope/wish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pious%20hope%2Fwish. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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