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Anthony, pen name of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins.
Bob (Leslie Townes Hope) 1903–2003, U.S. comedian, born in England.
John, 1868–1936, U.S. educator.
a town in SW Arkansas.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

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When Your Comic Hero Is an Alleged Rapist Doug McIntyre November 17, 2014
Jay Leno Wins Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Award Samuel P. Jacobs February 3, 2011
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(sometimes pl) a feeling of desire for something and confidence in the possibility of its fulfilment: his hope for peace was justified, their hopes were dashed
a reasonable ground for this feeling: there is still hope
a person or thing that gives cause for hope
a thing, situation, or event that is desired: my hope is that prices will fall
not a hope, some hope, used ironically to express little confidence that expectations will be fulfilled
(transitive; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to desire (something) with some possibility of fulfilment: we hope you can come, I hope to tell you
(intransitive) often foll by for. to have a wish (for a future event, situation, etc)
(transitive; takes a clause as object) to trust, expect, or believe: we hope that this is satisfactory
Anthony, real name Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins. 1863–1933, English novelist; author of The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
Bob, real name Leslie Townes Hope. 1903–2003, US comedian and comic actor, born in England. His films include The Cat and the Canary (1939), Road to Morocco (1942), and The Paleface (1947). He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1998
David (Michael). Baron. born 1940, British churchman, Archbishop of York (1995–2005)
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hope against hope
hope springs eternal


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