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Bleak vs. Hope

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Bleakadjective

Without color; pale; pallid.

Hopenoun

The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen.

‘I still have some hope that I can get to work on time.’; ‘After losing my job, there's no hope of being able to afford my world cruise.’; ‘There is still hope that we can find our missing cat.’;

Bleakadjective

Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.

‘A bleak and bare rock.’; ‘They escaped across the bleak landscape.’; ‘A bleak, crater-pocked moonscape.’; ‘We hiked across open meadows and climbed bleak mountains.’;

Hopenoun

(countable) The actual thing wished for.

Bleakadjective

Unhappy; cheerless; miserable; emotionally desolate.

‘Downtown Albany felt bleak that February after the divorce.’; ‘A bleak future is in store for you.’; ‘The news is bleak.’; ‘The survey paints a bleak picture.’;

Hopenoun

(countable) A person or thing that is a source of hope.

‘We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table.’;

Bleaknoun

A small European river fish (Alburnus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidae.

Hopenoun

The virtuous desire for future good.

Bleakadjective

Without color; pale; pallid.

‘When she came out she looked as pale and as bleak as one that were laid out dead.’;

Hopenoun

A hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth, green slopes; a comb.

Bleakadjective

Desolate and exposed; swept by cold winds.

‘Wastes too bleak to rearThe common growth of earth, the foodful ear.’; ‘At daybreak, on the bleak sea beach.’;

Hopenoun

A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

Bleakadjective

Cold and cutting; cheerless; as, a bleak blast.

Hopenoun

(Scotland) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

Bleaknoun

A small European river fish (Leuciscus alburnus), of the family Cyprinidæ; the blay.

Hopeverb

To want something to happen, with a sense of expectation that it might.

‘I hope everyone enjoyed the meal.’; ‘I am still hoping that all will turn out well.’;

Bleakadjective

offering little or no hope;

‘the future looked black’; ‘prospects were bleak’; ‘Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult’; ‘took a dim view of things’;

Hopeverb

To be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes.

Bleakadjective

providing no shelter or sustenance;

‘bare rocky hills’; ‘barren lands’; ‘the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes’; ‘the desolate surface of the moon’; ‘a stark landscape’;

Hopeverb

(intransitive) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; usually followed by in.

Bleakadjective

unpleasantly cold and damp;

‘bleak winds of the North Atlantic’;

Hopeverb

To wish.

Hopenoun

A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

Hopenoun

A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

Hopenoun

A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.

‘The hypocrite's hope shall perish.’; ‘He wished, but not with hope.’; ‘New thoughts of God, new hopes of Heaven.’;

Hopenoun

One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.

‘The Lord will be the hope of his people.’; ‘A young gentleman of great hopes, whose love of learning was highly commendable.’;

Hopenoun

That which is hoped for; an object of hope.

‘Lavina is thine elder brother's hope.’;

Hopeverb

To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; - usually followed by for.

‘But I will hope continually.’;

Hopeverb

To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; - usually followed by in.

‘Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God.’;

Hopeverb

To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.

‘We hope no other from your majesty.’; ‘[Charity] hopeth all things.’;

Hopeverb

To expect; to fear.

Hopenoun

a specific instance of feeling hopeful;

‘it revived their hope of winning the pennant’;

Hopenoun

the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled;

‘in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope’;

Hopenoun

grounds for feeling hopeful about the future;

‘there is little or no promise that he will recover’;

Hopenoun

someone (or something) on which expectations are centered;

‘he was their best hope for a victory’;

Hopenoun

United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (born in 1903)

Hopenoun

one of the three Christian virtues

Hopeverb

expect and wish;

‘I trust you will behave better from now on’; ‘I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise’;

Hopeverb

be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes;

‘I am still hoping that all will turn out well’;

Hopeverb

intend with some possibility of fulfilment;

‘I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening’;

Hope

Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: and Among its opposites are dejection, hopelessness, and despair.

‘expect with confidence’; ‘to cherish a desire with anticipation.’;

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