Hope

Hope is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Despair is the opposite of hope. Hope is the "feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best" or the act of "look forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence" or "feel that something desired may happen". Other definitions are "to cherish a desire with anticipation"; "to desire with expectation of obtainment"; or "to expect with confidence". In the English language the word can be used as either a noun or a verb, although hope as a concept has a similar meaning in either use.

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Famous quotes containing the word hope:

    Sweet ladies, long may ye bloom, and toughly I hope ye may thole,
    But was she not lucky? In flowers and lace and mourning,
    In love and great honor we bade God rest her soul
    After six little spaces of chill, and six of burning.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    When I go out, I hope to leave the worst of myself at home.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

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    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)