in the hope that(redirected from in the hopes 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.
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in the hope
see under in hopes of.
See also: hope
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