in the hope of

in the hope of

With the expectation, intention, or desire of (something or something happening). He strove to be well-behaved in prison, in the hope of an early release. I'm being extra nice to my sister all through December, in the hope of getting a new video game for Christmas.
See also: hope, of
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So long as the former Soviet Republics cling to their nuclear arsenals in the hope of gaining international prestige, other nations will similarly seek to enhance their status by acquiring nuclear weapons capability.
The $185,000 tournament features 165 pros and 165 co-anglers fishing lakes Marion and Moultrie, which comprise the 156,000 acre Lake Santee Cooper system, in the hope of winning $15,000 cash and a Ranger bass boat in the Pro Division and $6,000 in the Co-Angler Division.