Synonyms for hoper

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All', hoper ephn, eis adoleschian anankaion empiptein, epeidan tis toioutois andrasi dialegtai.

Hoper ascertained, by putting the watch to his ear, that this was the case; then pocketing it, he continued his researches.

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.

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