hope

Part of speech: verb

To desire with expectation of obtaining; cherish desire mingled with expectation.

Part of speech: noun

Desire accompanied by expectation.

Part of speech: noun

The cause of hopeful expectation.

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Usage examples "hope":

  1. How can I hope to...?" - "The Twilight of the Souls", Louis Couperus.
  2. I hope it will. - "The Man with a Shadow", George Manville Fenn.
  3. I hope you'll keep him in order, that's all. - "A Frontier Mystery", Bertram Mitford.