In hopes of



Also, in hopes that; in the hope of or that; in high hopes of or that. Expecting and wishing for, as in We went in hopes of finding a vacancy, or They met in the hope of bringing about a peaceful settlement. The phrases with that are used with clauses, as in In hopes that something good might come of it, he began to work, or We are in high hopes that a cure for leukemia will be found soon. [ c. 1600 ]

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  • Inhospitable

    [in-hos-pi-tuh-buh l, in-ho-spit-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, ˌɪn hɒˈspɪt ə bəl/ adjective 1. not inclined to, or characterized by, hospitality, as persons or actions; unfriendly. 2. (of a region, climate, etc.) not offering shelter, favorable conditions, etc.; barren: an inhospitable rocky coast. /ɪnˈhɒspɪtəbəl; ˌɪnhɒˈspɪt-/ adjective 1. not hospitable; unfriendly 2. (of a region, an […]

  • Inhospitably

    [in-hos-pi-tuh-buh l, in-ho-spit-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈhɒs pɪ tə bəl, ˌɪn hɒˈspɪt ə bəl/ adjective 1. not inclined to, or characterized by, hospitality, as persons or actions; unfriendly. 2. (of a region, climate, etc.) not offering shelter, favorable conditions, etc.; barren: an inhospitable rocky coast. /ɪnˈhɒspɪtəbəl; ˌɪnhɒˈspɪt-/ adjective 1. not hospitable; unfriendly 2. (of a region, an […]



  • Inhospitality

    [in-hos-pi-tal-i-tee, in-hos-] /ˌɪn hɒs pɪˈtæl ɪ ti, ɪnˌhɒs-/ noun 1. lack of hospitality; attitude toward or treatment of visitors, guests, etc. /ˌɪnhɒspɪˈtælɪtɪ; ɪnˌhɒs-/ noun 1. the state or attitude of being inhospitable or unwelcoming

  • In hot water

    In deep trouble: “When Marjorie flunked algebra, she knew she would be in hot water with her folks.” adverb phrase



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