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She’s hopeful the project will help us better understand why we don’t talk about sex and sexual health publicly—and, ideally, start to walk back puritanical norms about bodies and appropriateness.

I believe that we will see a time — I’m hopeful in my daughter’s lifetime and I pray that I’m around to see it — that women are protected in the Constitution.

From Ozy

Asked to share their approach to an uncertain future, four media executives said they remain hopeful for a partial return this year, but that policies will emphasize patience, caution and flexibility to employees’ varying needs and comfort levels.

From Digiday

The engineer working on Google Search Console was great, and heard me out, but I didn’t leave that conversation feeling we would see an API any time soon… although I was hopeful we might see one in the future.

We’re hopeful Johnson & Johnson will recognize they are making this vaccine here in Baltimore and it would be a shame if Baltimoreans didn’t directly benefit from it.

Is there any chance the potential 2016 hopeful will stand up to the right and embrace paid sick leave?

He remained as hopeful as ever that he would himself join the NYPD, whatever the danger.

Foxx is hopeful that young people are evolving past the point of being preoccupied with race.

But assuming things were ever that hopeful, heaven was short-lived, and trouble followed.

In our screenings, he always sits in the same corner chair and always looks hopeful, no matter what the movie.

The conclusion is reached that, despite these drawbacks, the Jesuit mission in Canada has made a hopeful beginning.

“A hopeful family yours, Mr. Trotter,” said Perker, sealing a letter which he had just finished writing.

The feeling is hopeful if only we had more men and especially drafts to fill up our weakened battalions.

She reminded him as she stood there then, of a serious young literary woman, and he was made hopeful by her visit.

He had a hopeful, sunny nature, and never looked upon the dark side of things if he could help it.


On this page you'll find 162 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hopeful, such as: buoyant, cheerful, comfortable, confident, eager, and enthusiastic.

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