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1‘I had high hopes of making the Olympic team’
aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, plan, dream, daydream, pipe dream
longing, yearning, craving, hankering
2‘most of us begin married life filled with hope’
hopefulness, optimism, expectation, expectancy
confidence, faith, trust, belief, conviction, assurance
3‘he does see some hope for the future’
optimism, grounds for hope, promise, light at the end of the tunnel
1‘he's hoping for an offer of compensation’
expect, anticipate, look for, wait for, be hopeful of, pin one's hopes on, want
wish for, dream of, hope against hope for
2‘we're hoping to address all these issues’
aim, intend, be looking, have every intention, have the intention, have in mind, plan, aspire
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