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Cling to a mere possibility.‘they were hoping against hope that he would find a way out’
- ‘Michael Hardgrave knows all about what it is like to wait, hoping against hope that an organ will become available.’
- ‘He is hoping against hope to be able to play, but if he is ruled out then the odds will have stacked up against a St. Mary's victory.’
- ‘Hanging about hoping against hope that someone would turn on a light even when the reality is that that is highly unlikely.’
- ‘We waited around, hoping against hope that Brutus might show.’
- ‘It was bound to happen, I guess, but I was hoping against hope that it wouldn't.’
- ‘The driver, sweating even in this cold weather got down, hoping against hope that the worst had not occurred.’
- ‘And yet I'm powerless to do anything about it other than sit here and watch, hoping against hope that it'll get better before it gets worse.’
- ‘I am hoping against hope that she then let Edwin burn everything that was left over.’
- ‘For hours he refused to sanction retaliation: he still hoped against hope that what was happening was a mere ‘provocation’.’
- ‘Then a few weeks later, the interested parties have to submit their secret bids, hoping against hope to out-bid the other potential buyers.’
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