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
References in classic literature ?
The marked civility of Clare's tone in calling her seemed to have inspired her, for the moment, with a new glimmer of hope. But it soon died when she looked at him.
Aramis raised his head gently, and a glimmer of hope might be seen once more to animate his eyes.
Substitute Curt Dizon had given the Busmen a glimmer of hope with his 85th minute strike set up by Stephan Schrock and the Filipino champions pushed more men forward in search of a second away goal that would have sent them to the final for a third straight year.
C ampaigners who have been fighting to keep the last bank in their community believe their cause still has a "glimmer of hope".
There was a late glimmer of hope for Sofapaka when Cliff Kasuti's shot took a wicked deflection off Omar but it turned out to be a mere consolation as the visitors held on to their slim lead.
Glimmer of Hope focuses on the days and weeks immediately following the shooting as a group of students from the school decided they were tired of waiting for adults to fix the problem and stood up to say, "No more." Each chapter, written by one or more students, follows a loosely chronological structure illustrating the creation of what would become a national, student-led movement for tighter gun control.
Islamabad -- There is a 'glimmer of hope' in US-Pak relations and with cautious optimism on both sides, things will get better, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has observed that with uncertainties removed from both sides, Pakistan US relations can continue to grow better.
Hibs manager Neil Lennon blasted his troops for giving "spirited" St Mirren a 'glimmer of hope' having been left disappointed by their finishing.
There's a glimmer of hope for the youth, thanks to Connected Pakistan who is again taken an initiative to hold third conference in Islamabad this week.
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.
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.
Syria's Kurds offer a glimmer of hope in a region otherwise defined by death and destruction
Things keep getting worse and worse, though Brexit offers a tiny glimmer of hope, writes DW's Henrik BE[micro]hme.