1. to cherish a desire with anticipation <hopes for a promotion>
2. to desire with expectation of obtainment
3. to expect with confidence : trust
And then Webster gave some examples of hope like….
- No one knows yet if anyone survived the crash. At this point, we can only hope.
- I hope you're feeling better soon.
- That's what she hoped would happen.
- Let's hope that the strike ends soon.
- Everyone in your family is well, I hope.
Now that is 'hope' in a verb form. Let’s see how it changes when 'hope' becomes a noun.
1. trust, reliance
2. desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment
3. someone or something on which hopes are centered
And then some more examples….
- When they started their life together, they were young and full of hope.
- Rescuers have not yet abandoned hope that more survivors will be found.
- The drug has brought hope to thousands of sufferers.
- We allowed ourselves to entertain hopes that the crisis would end soon.
- The goal raised the hopes of the team.
- The hope is that there will be a settlement soon.
- The lawyers do not want to raise false hopes of an early settlement.
- He told them the truth with the hope that they would understand.
Now if you have been around The HOPE Chest during our first year of business, you already have learned our acronym for hope – Helping Other People Excel. Every day we see HOPE in both the verb and noun form.
I tell myself this everyday – “Dave, you are on a journey…a journey of a lifetime.” And this blog is inviting you to join the journey of HOPE. I ‘hope’ you will!
~ Dave Craig, Executive Director of The HOPE Chest