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.
See also: glimmer, hope, of
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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.
Let us embrace this coming year's uncertainty with a glimmer of hope and remain determined in achieving our vision of a better and more prosperous future,' Duterte said in his New Year's message.
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.
Steve Rotheram offered those who lost homes and businesses in the blast a glimmer of hope, as he announced proposals to help deliver the much needed regeneration.
Things keep getting worse and worse, though Brexit offers a tiny glimmer of hope, writes DW's Henrik BE[micro]hme.
The Diachroniki gallery in Nicosia will open the solo exhibition A Glimmer of Hope by Syrian artist Alex Khattab tomorrow.
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.
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.
ONE of the major problems the average football fan has is the propensity for clutching at straws; that slightest glimmer of hope.
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.
News that the Supreme Court is to hear the cases of 1,011 veterans and widows is at least a glimmer of hope that an end to this scandal may be in sight.
The interview seemed to go well and we all had a glimmer of hope for the future.
Earl Attlee said: "There is a slight glimmer of hope for the A1 north of Newcastle.