Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Full of hope; promising.

Part of speech: noun

A son or daughter.

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Usage examples "hopeful":

  1. A very hopeful comfortable Life; No, I was made for better Exercises. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.
  2. It seemed incredible, at such a moment, that he could still be hopeful. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", 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", Louisa May Alcott.