in the hope that

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in the hope that

With the expectation, intention, or desire that (something will happen). He strove to be well-behaved in prison, in the hope that he would be let out early on parole. I'm being extra nice to my sister all through December, in the hope that Santa will bring me a new video game for Christmas.
See also: hope, that
References in classic literature ?
Pyncheon could bring an item of his own personal evidence into play.
Nor must we forget the captains of the rusty little schooners that bring firewood from the British provinces; a rough-looking set of tarpaulins, without the alertness of the Yankee aspect, but contributing an item of no slight importance to our decaying trade.
It may seem unwarrantable to couple in any respect the mast-head standers of the land with those of the sea; but that in truth it is not so, is plainly evinced by an item for which Obed Macy, the sole historian of Nantucket, stands accountable.
Let us, then, look at this matter, along with some interesting items contingent.
Those frightful bills--how they had haunted her, each item gnawing at her soul all day and spoiling her rest at night.
My servants were my father's, and, what is more, my mother's; and now they are mine, they and their increase, which bids fair to be a pretty considerable item.
It is for no particular item in the tax bill that I refuse to pay it.
The next item which I find in my note-book is this one:
Louis address and the address of the Fourth street agency; but he left out the item that applicants for the reward might also apply to Mr.
The searching look of the eyes, the sharp voice, the hard knotty fingers, the thin straight lips, the long silences, the "front- piece" that didn't match her hair, the very obvious "parting" that seemed sewed in with linen thread on black net,--there was not a single item that appealed to Rebecca.
Consent, then, to his demand is possible: but for one item--one dreadful item.
Her day of reckoning with the captain had not come yet -- she merely added the new item to her list, and availed herself of the camp-stool.
What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in `em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you?
Jaggers at last, as he moved towards the papers on the table, " - What item was it you were at, Wemmick, when Mr.
It lasts twelve years only, so that the one item of poles is still costing the telephone companies several millions a year.