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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOPED

And he had hoped so cheerfully all the time to do something.

“We hoped to receive counsel from our uncle at Hyde,” added Ambrose.

His uncle appeared at the door just as he had hoped Perronel was ready.

His forte was not in public speaking, but he hoped they would take the will for the deed.

It is only to be hoped that they will never have the opportunity.

This was what Mr. Gladstone hoped, and what he thought he had the assurance of.

I knew you would be falling in love sooner or later--only I hoped it would be later.

He had hoped, with a great agony of hope, that Dick would have seen it for himself.

That's why I just said I hoped that the girls would appreciate Grace.

The main point is that I hoped she might have a suggestion to make about Hester.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hopian "wish, expect, look forward (to something)," of unknown origin, a general North Sea Germanic word (cf. Old Frisian hopia, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch hopen; Middle High German hoffen "to hope," borrowed from Low German). Some suggest a connection with hop (v.) on the notion of "leaping in expectation" [Klein]. Related: Hoped; hoping.