What does the word hopeful mean?

Usage examples for hopeful

  1. A very hopeful comfortable Life; No, I was made for better Exercises. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. It seemed incredible, at such a moment, that he could still be hopeful. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  3. Now I see that it is, and deeply regret that my hopeful spirit, my impatient love, has brought disappointment to us both. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott