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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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It is a glimmer of hope. Its a glimmer of hope at the end of a dark tunnel.
"All it does is give the opposition a glimmer of hope. " back in to the game.
Sinabi ko nga, there is still a glimmer of hope. 'Wag tayong masyadong 'nega.' Masyadong negative ang energy dito.
However, that report does offer a glimmer of hope in that urban population decline appears to be slowing.
Summary: Adelaide [Australia], December 5 (ANI): England batsman Joe Root gave a glimmer of hope to his team as he remained unbeaten on 67 to give England a chance to win the Adelaide Test.
STILL HOPE McGregor's goal has given Rangers 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.
While the talk of a ceasefire is still very tentative, it is the first positive sign to emerge from Syria in months that some relief may be on the way and there is at least a glimmer of hope that humanitarian relief can be delivered to Aleppo.
The Australian feels there is a glimmer of hope for Indian hockey to reach a level where it can consistently compete and win against the top European nations.
Villagers' substitute Sam Thompson gave them a glimmer of hope when he came off the bench and pulled one back in the 78th minute - but Delaval held out.
Roma Aitken, manager of recruitment specialists Totaljobs.com in the West Midlands, said: "These figures provide a glimmer of hope in what has been a dark year for the UK labour market.
Summary: Campaigners for computer hacker Gary McKinnon have been given a glimmer of hope in their fight against his extradition.
Writer Angelica, 41, came up with the idea to raise cash and awareness for their charity, A Glimmer Of Hope.
The news that retail sales for March had dropped 1.1 per cent came just before Barack Obama, the US president, said on Tuesday that he saw a glimmer of hope for the economy but warned that the recession was not yet over.
Six hundred workers employed at the stricken Ferrari's Bakery company were given a glimmer of hope today.