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Opponents typically argue that such laws offer “false hope” and might increase the suffering of patients.

On the other hand, we have to be straightforward and honest, avoiding the creation of false hope.

Many rally attendants said they were discouraged by the false hope offered by President Obama on changing gun laws.

Cindy: I think the idea of Romney rallying the base in any way is a false hope, just as it turned out to be with McCain.

It was only one man, or those in his office, who kept the false hope alive.

Occasionally a faint fluttering of the pulse seemed to tell of returning power; but it was but a false hope held out.

So there they remained, stranded in the Square for all time, with the false hope of getting some money.

If it is a false hope, and one which you would willingly dispel, I will make the way exceedingly easy.

Silly Constance, cruel Constance, what is the use of sending me such words of false hope?

It would be foolish to deceive you with any false hope, when in four-and-twenty hours' time all will be finished.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to false hope, such as: castle in the air, chimera, delusive contentment, dreamscape, fond illusion, and limbo.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.