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hope sb.:
1. “out of ,” (i) without hope Tp. III. iii. 11, Shr. V. i. 147; (ii) not merely hoping MND. III. ii. 279; (iii) past hope Ven. 567 “Things out of ” ; (iv) in hopes H8 Prol. 8, Cor. IV. v. 85.
2. person or thing that is the centre of one's hopes 1H6 IV. iv. 20 “You, his false h-s,” 2H6 II. iii. 24, H8 V. iv. 56 “the o' the Strand,” Lucr. 1430 “their brave ”
3. thing hoped for Mer.V. I. i. 17, Tit. II. i. 74, Sonn. cxliii. 11 “if thou catch thy hope.”
4. expectation 1H4 I. ii. 233 “falsify men's h-s,” Oth. I. iii. 203 “the worst, which late on hopes depended.”
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