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in the hope of

With the expectation, intention, or desire of (something or something happening). He strove to be well-behaved in prison, in the hope of an early release. I'm being extra nice to my sister all through December, in the hope of getting a new video game for Christmas.
See also: hope, of

in the hope

see under in hopes of.
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in the hope of something


in the hope that...

because you want something to happen: I called early in the hope of catching her before she went to work.He asked her again in the vain hope that he could persuade her to come (= it was impossible).
See also: hope, of, something
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Couch potato, all eyes, yet blind, I limited my primary viewing to BBC, with occasional side surfs in the hopes of catching one of the Fox, MSNBC, or CNN correspondents I loathe under really uncomfortable conditions.