One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
It is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism.
- ‘Nothing whatsoever has checked out so far in this sad saga, but hey - hope springs eternal.’
- ‘While there's no sign of a break in the impasse in the Middle East, hope springs eternal here for more intimate relations between Protestants and Catholics.’
- ‘Reason told me the fair organizers would have called off the event, but hope springs eternal in a photographer's heart.’
- ‘Yet the birth of a new year is not the time for despondency, for hope springs eternal in the human breast.’
- ‘But hope springs eternal in the hearts of true St Johnstone fans - how can you win the First Division unless you are in it?’
- ‘The stadium was full because hope springs eternal, especially for the Welsh as their side contained a number of genuine young prospects for the future.’
- ‘Anyone can get elected once; promises are easy to make and hope springs eternal in the hearts of the voters.’
- ‘The Chinese say they won't, but hope springs eternal.’
- ‘But if ‘hope springs eternal in the human breast’, perhaps we can continue to look to the future when a change of fortune will surely lead to success.’
- ‘But hope springs eternal, so that's no surprise.’
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