glimmer of hope

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glimmer of hope

A minute indication that something may improve, succeed, or turn out for the best in the end. Fans clung to a glimmer of hope that their team might score a last-minute touchdown to tie the game. Although peace talks have broken down between the two warring countries, there remains a glimmer of hope that a truce of some kind can still be salvaged.
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The marked civility of Clare's tone in calling her seemed to have inspired her, for the moment, with a new glimmer of hope.
Aramis raised his head gently, and a glimmer of hope might be seen once more to animate his eyes.
SAN DIEGO - The glimmer of hope emerged, then cruelly was taken away from the Dodgers, who watched as the Florida Marlins trailed by three runs but rallied for a crucial victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Dallas coach Dave Tippett knows there is at least a glimmer of hope, and said he would tell his players ``keep your head up, the line between winning and losing is so fine, they found a way to win and we found a way to lose (Wednesday).
1 ranking, Trojans coach Pete Carroll just offered a glimmer of hope.
But Sergio AGUERO's 69th-minute goal has given Manuel Pellegrini's side a glimmer of hope ahead of the return leg in the Nou Camp on March 18.
After nearly fours years of sustained and bloody fighting, there may finally be the slightest glimmer of hope for the remaining citizens who still cling to life in the ruined ancient city of Aleppo.
From the proceeds, the Berbers took USD$100 million in stock to create an endowment for A Glimmer of Hope.
Mr Kilfoyle's comments came as Ken Bigley's family today said they finally had a glimmer of hope the 62-year-old could be saved.
WORKERS facing redundancy were yesterday given a glimmer of hope.
More high-tec jobs in the pipeline are bringing a glimmer of hope to jobseekers in a hard-hit area of the North East.
A Glimmer of Hope -- formed and funded by high-tech entrepreneur Philip Berber and his wife Donna with a $100 million endowment -- has been operating with remarkable initial success in Ethiopia.
Lee Nogan's 69th minute goal gave Luton a glimmer of hope but Cureton slammed the door in their face with two more goals in the final ten minutes.
NEW Celtic manager Martin O'Neill has given Kenny Dalglish and Tommy Burns a glimmer of hope that they could still be part of a bright future at Parkhead.
THERE'S a glimmer of hope in the - up until now - non-existent career of Max Beesley.