One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be or remain optimistic about something.
- ‘‘We have been disappointed too many times to expect action being taken but you live in hope,’ he said.’
- ‘He lives in hope that he can find more people willing to walk a financial tightrope so that others can tread the boards.’
- ‘With the council telling me a year ago they had no money for widening the road or putting in sleeping policeman, I do not live in hope.’
- ‘I live in hope, but will no doubt end up in despair!’
- ‘I fear he will not bow to my pressure but I live in hope.’
- ‘Up to that stage we had still lived in hope that were was some reason why she was still alive and hadn't been in touch.’
- ‘We ask everyone to join with us in praying for Abigail and live in hope for the future.’
- ‘His mother still lives in hope of one day finding out what became of her 11-year-old son.’
- ‘We have been living in hope since she went missing and we were praying this was not Leanne.’
- ‘However, one lives in hope that future years may actually witness some inspirational figures.’
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