EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOPER
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.
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.