hope2 ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 feeling 感觉 [countableC, uncountableU]HOPE a feeling of wanting something to happen or be true and believing that it is possible or likely 希望，期望，盼望 When I first arrived in New York, I was full of hope for the future.
the hope that The president has expressed the hope that relations will improve.
hopes for something hopes for an end to the fighting
hopes of doing something Rita has hopes of studying to be a nurse.
in the hope that Should they hang on in the hope that the shares will go up in value?
in the hope of doing something (=because you hope that you will do something) Shoppers flocked to the sales in the hope of finding a bargain.
2 STH you hope for 希望发生的事 [countableC]HOPE something that you hope will happen 希望发生的事 She told him all her secret hopes and fears.
somebody’s hope is that My hope is that by next summer I’ll have saved enough money to go travelling.
3 chance 可能性 [countableC, uncountableU]CHANCE/OPPORTUNITY a chance of succeeding or of something good happening 可能性，希望 hope of It was the rush hour, and there was no hope of getting a seat.
It was a desperate plan, with little hope of success.
hope (that) There’s still a faint hope (=a very small chance) that the two sides will reach an agreement.
not a hope! spoken (=used to say that there is no chance of something happening) 没门！不可能！
not a hope in hell (of doing something) spoken (=not even the smallest chance of success) （做某事）什么希望也没有 They don’t have a hope in hell of winning.
some hope! (also what a hope! British English) spoken (=used humorously to say that there is no chance that something will happen) 妄想！〔幽默用法〕 ‘Your dad might lend you the car.’ ‘Some hope!’
4 be somebody’s last/only/best hope CHANCE/OPPORTUNITYto be someone’s last, only etc chance of getting the result they want 是某人最后/唯一/最好的希望 Please help me. You’re my last hope.
be somebody’s last/only/best hope of Joshua’s only hope of survival was a heart transplant.
be somebody’s last/only/best hope• Is he only hoping to make money?• Advocates just seem to take it on faith that annexation is the only hope of salvation for this city.• I expected to be disappointed, though the letter was now my only hope.• In the long term, Mr Heseltine said that privatisation was the only hope for the industry.• But Thomas Sachs was now her only hope.• That was the only hope I had of reaching the doctor.• Robert Urquhart was her only hope, her only ally.• But mad or not, you are my only hope, Meg. 5 be beyond hope HOPEif a situation is beyond hope, it is so bad that there is no chance of any improvement 没有好转的希望，无可救药 be beyond hope of Some of the houses were beyond hope of repair.
be beyond hope• It may be tempting to describe urban centers in the developing world as almost beyond hope. 6 have high/great hopes for somebody/something to be confident that someone or something will be successful 对某人/某物抱有很高期望 The weather looked good, so we had high hopes for today.
7 I/we live in hope spoken used when saying that you keep hoping that something will happen - often used humorously when saying that it seems unlikely 我/我们仍怀有希望〔常为幽默用法，表示某事似乎不可能发生〕 "Do you think your son will ever get a job?" "We live in hope!"
COLLOCATIONS – Meanings 1 & 2 verbs have hope 抱有希望 The situation looked bad, but we still had hope that things would get better soon.
give/offer hope 给…带来希望 The research has given hope to thousands of sufferers of the disease.
lose/give up/abandon hope (=stop hoping) 放弃希望 After so long without any word from David, Margaret was starting to lose hope.
raise somebody’s hopes (also get/build somebody's hopes up) (=make someone feel that what they want is likely to happen) 使某人抱有希望 I don't want to raise your hopes too much.
nDon’t build your hopes up, Julie. You’ll only get hurt.
hold out hope (=say that you think something is likely) 抱有希望 Negotiators did not hold out much hope of a peaceful solution.
pin your hopes on something (=hope for one thing that everything else depends on) 寄希望于某事物 After a difficult year, the company is pinning its hopes on its new range of products.
cling to the hope that (=keep hoping that something will happen, even though it seems unlikely) 一直抱有希望 They clung to the hope that one day a cure would be found.
dash/shatter somebody’s hopes (=make what someone wants seem impossible) 使某人的希望破灭 The ending of the talks has dashed any hopes of peace.
hopes are fading (=people have much less hope of doing something) 希望逐渐渺茫 Hopes are fading that rescuers will find any more survivors.
nhope lies in/with something (=something gives people hope)phrases
Our real hope lies with a vaccine.
be full of hope 充满希望 His voice sounded full of hope.
a glimmer/ray of hope (=a little hope, or something that gives you a little hope) 一线希望 The new treatment gives patients a glimmer of hope.
somebody’s hopes and dreams (=all the things someone hopes for) 某人的期望和梦想 We talked about all our hopes and dreams for the future.
somebody’s hopes and fears (=all the things someone hopes for and is afraid of) 某人的期望和担忧
nThe crew members have different hopes and fears about the trip.
nit is our fervent hope that formal (=used when saying that you hope very much that something will or will not happen)
It is our fervent hope that change is coming.
nhope springs eternal (=used to say that people will always hope for something)
It is unlikely these diets will work, but hope springs eternal.
na symbol/beacon of hope (=something that makes people have hope)adjectives
Mandela was a symbol of hope for his whole country.
false hope 虚幻的希望 We don't want to give people false hopes.
a vain/forlorn hope (=hope for something that is impossible) 空指望 He traveled south in the vain hope of finding work.
somebody's only/one hope 某人仅有/唯一的希望 My only hope is that someone may have handed in the keys to the police.