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in hopes of (something)

With the expectation, intention, or desire of (something or something happening). He strove to be well-behaved in prison, in hopes of an early release. I'm being extra nice to my sister all through December, in hopes of getting a new video game for Christmas.
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in (high) hopes of something

Fig. expecting something. I was in hopes of getting there early. We are in high hopes that John and Mary will have a girl.
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in hopes of

Also, in hopes that; in the hope of or that ; in high hopes of or that . Expecting and wishing for, as in We went in hopes of finding a vacancy, or They met in the hope of bringing about a peaceful settlement. The phrases with that are used with clauses, as in In hopes that something good might come of it, he began to work, or We are in high hopes that a cure for leukemia will be found soon. [c. 1600]
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With high hope they come, with anger and disappointment they go away.
They're the sort of youngsters you have high hopes for and make getting up in the morning seem well worth it.
Fundraising Events: High Hopes Foundation has three signature events each year.
Boyd Clack, who also played Sergeant Ball in High Hopes, as well as co-writing the series, said: "Gareth set the standard for the genre of situation comedy by the quality of the shows he did.
He told me that High Hopes was the third favourite show that he'd every done.
Departing from the presidential palace on his way to the talks at the Nicosia airport, Anastasiades said he had high hopes about the future.
He sang High Hopes and he has got high hopes for the future - I think he'll be a big success with whatever he does.
Album opener High Hopes - a Havalinas cover - boasts all the Boss's recent hallmarks, a singalong holler that combines Celtic tradition with New Orleans swagger, rock and roll with a hint of RATM steel.
Middle-East: Morocco pins high hopes on American initiative, ambassador
He said we have high hopes that Pakistan team will be successful in the said event.
HIGH HOPES Arbroath's Currie "But I won't be overawed by it.
56 SEFTON STARS' men tipped off their new season with high hopes, despite a National Cup first round exit to top division Leeds Carnegie.
The 17-year-old long jumper has high hopes of being selected for the 2012 London Games.
com)-- A new research report, High Hopes - Few Opportunities: The Status of Science Education in California Elementary Schools, will be released for publication and broadcast on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
COVENTRY Sphinx had high hopes of climbing out of the bottom six when they entertained Ellesmere Port but despite taking the lead through Kyle Rhodes on 37 minutes they finally lost out 4-1.