hope springs eternal
1732 POPE Essay on Man I. 95 Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Man never Is, but always To be blest.
1865 DICKENS Our Mutual Friend II. III. X. Night after night his disappointment is acute, but hope springs eternal in the scholastic breast.
1935 H. SPRING Rachel Rosing viii. ‘It was understood, wasn’t it, that we could not dine together?’ ‘Oh yes—but you know how it is. Hope springs eternal and so forth.’
2002 Spectator 16 Mar. 11 But hope springs eternal in the Labour pessimist’s breast. Perhaps this time Mr Blair and his American friends will get it all wrong.
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hope springs eternal — often humorous phrase used for saying that there is always a chance that something you wish for might happen Thesaurus: expressions of hopesynonym Main entry: hope * * * hope springs eternal (in the human breast) proverb … Useful english dictionary
Hope Springs Eternal — Infobox Album | Name = Hope Springs Eternal Type = Album Artist = The Echoing Green Released = January, 1997 Recorded = Voodoo Studios, Chicago Genre = Electronica Length = 43:55 Label = MYX Records Producer = Seven Red Seven Reviews = Last album … Wikipedia
hope springs eternal — often humorous used for saying that there is always a chance that something you wish for might happen … English dictionary
hope springs eternal in the human breast — ► hope springs eternal in the human breast proverb it is human nature to always find fresh cause for optimism. Main Entry: ↑hope … English terms dictionary
hope — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of expectation and desire for something to happen. 2) a person or thing that gives cause for hope. ► VERB 1) expect and want something to happen. 2) intend if possible to do something. ● hope against hope Cf. ↑ … English terms dictionary
Hope — For other uses, see Hope (disambiguation). Allegory of hope; Oil on canvas, Francesco Guardi, 1747 Hope is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one s life. It is the feelin … Wikipedia
hope — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Confidence Nouns 1. hope[s], desire; trust, confidence, optimism, reliance, faith, belief; assurance, secureness, security; reassurance. See safety. 2. (omen of hope) good omen or auspices, promise; good … English dictionary for students
hope */*/*/ — I UK [həʊp] / US [hoʊp] verb Word forms hope : present tense I/you/we/they hope he/she/it hopes present participle hoping past tense hoped past participle hoped [intransitive/transitive] to want and expect something to happen or be true hope… … English dictionary
hope — hope1 [ houp ] verb *** intransitive or transitive to want and expect something to happen or be true: hope (that): I just hope she s pleasant to him on his birthday. hope for: It wouldn t be sensible to hope for immediate success. The best they… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
hope — see hope deferred makes the heart sick hope for the best and prepare for the worst hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper hope springs eternal if it were not for hope, the heart would break while there’s life the … Proverbs new dictionary