cling to hope

cling to hope
Cling to hope
If people cling to hope, they continue to hope though the chances of success are very small.

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  • Hope — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Hope >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 hope hope hopes Sgm: N 1 desire desire &c. 865 Sgm: N 1 fervent hope fervent hope sanguine expectation trust confidence reliance Sgm: N 1 faith …   English dictionary for students

  • cling — [klıŋ] v past tense and past participle clung [klʌŋ] [: Old English; Origin: clingan] 1.) [always + adverb/preposition] to hold someone or something tightly, especially because you do not feel safe cling to/on/at etc ▪ He wailed and clung to his… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cling´er — cling «klihng», verb, clung, cling|ing, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to stick or hold fast: »A vine clings to its support. Wet clothes cling to the body. SYNONYM(S): adhere. 2. to grasp; …   Useful english dictionary

  • cling to something — ˈcling to sth | ˌcling ˈon to sth derived to be unwilling to get rid of sth, or stop doing sth • Throughout the trial she had clung to the belief that he was innocent. • He had one last hope to cling on to. • She managed to cling on to life for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cling on to something — ˈcling to sth | ˌcling ˈon to sth derived to be unwilling to get rid of sth, or stop doing sth • Throughout the trial she had clung to the belief that he was innocent. • He had one last hope to cling on to. • She managed to cling on to life for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hope against hope — ► hope against hope cling to a mere possibility. Main Entry: ↑hope …   English terms dictionary

  • hope against hope — cling to a mere possibility. → hope …   English new terms dictionary

  • hope — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 belief that sth you want will happen ADJECTIVE ▪ deep (esp. AmE), fervent, great ▪ a feeling of considerable hope ▪ It is my fervent hope that you will be able to take this project forward …   Collocations dictionary

  • cling — verb past tense and past participle clung, (I) 1 (always + adv/prep) to hold someone or something tightly, especially because you do not feel safe (+ to/on/at etc): I clung onto Duncan for comfort. 2 (always + adv/prep) to stick to someone or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hope against hope — phrasal : to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment * * * hope against hope To continue to hope when there is no (longer any) reason for hope • • • Main Entry: ↑hope * * * hope against hope phrase to hope that something will happen or… …   Useful english dictionary

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