Roget category 8586. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.3. Prospective affections
good omen, good auspices — promise, well grounded hopes — good prospect, bright prospect — clear sky.
assumption, presumption — anticipation etc. (expectation) 507.
hopefulness, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration.
[person who is hopeful] optimist, utopian, utopist†.
castles in the air, castles in Spain, chateaux en Espagne [Fr.], le pot aut lait [Fr.], Utopia, millennium — day dream, golden dream — dream of Alnaschar† — airy hopes, fool's paradise — mirage etc. (fallacies of vision) 443 — fond hope.
beam of hope, ray of hope, gleam of hope, glimmer of hope, flash of hope, dawn of hope, star of hope — cheer — bit of blue sky, silver lining, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora's box, balm in Gilead — light at the end of the tunnel.
anchor, sheet anchor, mainstay — staff etc. (support) 215 — heaven etc. 981.
put one's trust in —
lean upon —
pin one's hope upon,
pin one's faith upon
feel hope, entertain hope, harbor hope, indulge hope, cherish hope, feed hope, foster hope, nourish hope, encourage hope, cling to hope, live in hope, etc. n. — see land — feel assured, rest assured, feel confident, rest confident etc. adj.. presume — promise oneself — expect etc. (look forward to) 507.
hope for etc. (desire) 865 — anticipate.
be hopeful etc. adj. — look on the bright side of, view on the sunny side, voir en couleur de rose [Fr.], make the best of it, hope for the best — put a good face upon, put a bold face upon, put the best face upon — keep one's spirits up — take heart, take heart of grace — be of good heart, be of good cheer — flatter oneself, lay the flattering unction to one's soul," catch at a straw, [Hamlet], hope against hope, reckon one's chickens before they are reckon one's chickens before they are hatched, count one's chickens before they are hatched.
[cause hope] give hope, inspire hope, raise hope, hold out hope etc. n. — promise, bid fair, augur well, be in a fair way, look up, flatter, tell a flattering tale — raise expectations (sentient subject); encourage, cheer, assure, reassure, buoy up, embolden.
in good heart,
unsuspecting, unsuspicious — fearless, free from fear, free from suspicion, free from distrust, free from despair, exempt from fear, exempt from suspicion, exempt from distrust, exempt from despair — undespairing†, self reliant.
probable, on the high road to — within sight of shore, within sight of land — promising, propitious — of promise, full of promise — of good omen — auspicious, de bon augure [Fr.] — reassuring — encouraging, cheering, inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose [Fr.], rose-colored.
nil desperandum [Lat.]
never say die,
dum spiro spero [Lat.],
latet scintillula forsan [Lat.],
all is for the best,
spero meliora [Lat.] —
every cloud has a silver lining —
the wish being father to the thought"
hope told a flattering tale —"
rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis [Lat.].
at spes non fracta [Lat.] — ego spem prietio non emo [Lat.] [Terence]; un Dieu est ma fiance [Fr.] — hope! thou nurse of young desire" [Bickerstaff]; in hoc signo spes mea [Lat.] — in hoc signo vinces [Lat.] — la speranza e il pan de miseri [It] — l'esperance est le songe d'un homme l'esperance est le songe d'un homme eveille [Fr.] — the mighty hopes that make us men" [Tennyson]; the sickening pang of hope deferred" [Scott].
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