One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
With the expectation of and desire for.‘they are carrying out surveillance of the area in the hope of catching the culprits’
- ‘They have sweated and mastered all sorts of back-breaking and obscure sports in the hope of bringing home glory.’
- ‘Although the tomb was shattered and empty, leaders of the team said they will dig on in the hope of finding jewelry, other artifacts, or even the biblical monarch's remains.’
- ‘Later that morning he went to the agent's office in the hope of being able to sign an agreement.’
- ‘Police were hoping to interview him yesterday evening in the hope of getting extra information which could lead them to the offenders.’
- ‘This latest discovery will allow scientists to build upon this framework of knowledge, in the hope of developing effective treatments in the future.’
- ‘Hundreds of people who called in the hope of getting tickets for the big occasion have been automatically redirected to Ascot where ticket sales are being handled.’
- ‘On my days off I would roam about on my bicycle, to peek about in the hopes of seeing Picasso, who lived nearby.’
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