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give up hope

To stop believing that something will happen. After living with this disease for so long, I've given up hope of ever getting better. Just when I gave up hope of seeing John tonight, he knocked at the door with a bouquet of flowers.
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give up (all) hope

to stop hoping for something. (Fixed order.) Don't give up hope. There's always a chance. We had given up all hope when a miracle happened.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But three cheers also for Evelyn, who waited for him, not giving up hope even when there appeared to be none, not settling for less than happiness, believing in love in the midst of loneliness.