Phrases with "hope"

Edith Wharton And I’ve slaved at it steadily for ten years without reward — without the most distant hope of success! Nobody will look at my stuff. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

I won’t forget about your things, sir; and if there is anything else that I can do I hope you won’t scruple to ask me. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

I hope she won’t take it into her head to want to leave home again. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Gissing In that case an assiduous lover, one who, by the exercise of a prudent generosity, had obtained power over the girl, could yet hope for reward. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Arthur Conan Doyle The moist air of the cavern might possibly be counteracted by the heat of my body, but even so, I knew that I could not hope to get a light for many hours. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Anthony Trollope Her unfortunate affliction precluded her from all hope of levanting with a lover. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

I hope it brings in something. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

I hope you won’t ever have the ill-luck to see such a thing yourself, sir. The Angels’ Music by Ellen Wood [1876]

D. H. Lawrence Or perhaps it was fear and doubt and even hope as well. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells I tried to find some hope in what I remembered of them. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Edith Wharton It was therefore with little hope of success that I drove out from Florence to Il Palmerino, the long low villa on the hillside of San Domenico where Miss Paget has so long made her home. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

On this occasion I prefer to stick steadfastly to that point of view; but I hope that Dr. Royce’s more fundamental criticism of the function of cognition may ere long see the light. The Meaning of Truth by William James

H. G. Wells He knew more about the ideas of his hospital students than most of his colleagues, and sometimes they filled him with hope and sometimes they terrified him. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

He had paid his annual tribute to Neptune, and might hope to go scot-free for the rest of the season. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Oh, if I were only dead and in my grave, and if only the baby might die too, as I hope it will, as I pray to God it will! If I die and it lives, I don’t know what will happen to it. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Wilkie Collins The hope of gaining positive information to act on, by laying artful snares for him which he might fall into in his talk, proved, from the outset, to be utterly futile. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

George Gissing The mother held to a hope that the great change of circumstance would insensibly turn Olga’s thoughts from her reckless purpose; and, for the moment, Olga herself seemed happy in self-forgetfulness. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

For in what quarter of the empire could he hope to set his foot, where the arm of its master would not reach him? By such a course, moreover, he would show his own distrust of himself. The History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Presco

Anthony Trollope Let us hope that as time cures his wound that threat as to increased consumption of wine may fall to the ground unfulfilled. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins In spite of the fatal experiences of the past, I now ventured to hope the best for our stratagem, as I resumed my place by his side. Nine O’Clock! by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Walter Scott His conduct has given me too much unhappiness to permit me to hope comfort or satisfaction from him. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

R. D. Blackmore What happens north of Teesmouth is none of our business; and we should have the laugh of the old Scotchman there, if they pay him a visit, as I hope they may; for he cuts many jokes at our expense. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Bram Stoker I have a dim half remembrance of long, anxious times of waiting and fearing, darkness in which there was not even the pain of hope to make present distress more poignant. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

I hope it will be as successful as his was. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Charles Kingsley Only Cock, an Englishman” (whom Prince claims, I hope rightfully, as a worthy of Devon), “died with honor in the midst of the enemies in a small ship of his. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Robert Louis Stevenson There came a glow of hope and like a tide of sweetness in my bosom; and the next moment I was plunged back in a fresh despair. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jane Austen I hope I shall have some good friend to help me. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

You’ll have to do the best you can, and I hope it won’t spread amongst them. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

But as the days went on I began to hope that he wouldn’t succeed. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Anthony Trollope I hope you will let her come to us, for we really are old friends,” said the Marchesa, turning to Mrs Dosett. Mrs Dosett looked black. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope I do so hope he won’t say that any thing very bad is the matter. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens Does his daughter know of the relapse?” “No. It has been kept from her, and I hope will always be kept from her. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Gissing Of late he had often thought about the rich uncle, John Yule, who might perhaps leave something to Amy; but the hope was so uncertain. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson I hope you will keep your promise and not do it again. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

Perhaps being married to my dearest Mary, and having no longer anything to hope in love, I get more content with my lot, which, God knows, is rapturous beyond imagination. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Rudyard Kipling Ye believe in Providence, Bennett?’ ‘I hope so. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

If my hope deceive me, if deferred too long — hearken, read! This hand, which thine eyes shall search in vain to discover, shall pierce thy heart. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

William Henry Hudson Having no weapon, I was at the brute’s mercy, and was about to utter a loud shout to summon assistance, but as he sat so still I refrained, and began even to hope that he would go quietly away. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Robert Green Ingersoll That wave of hope and joy ebbs and flows, and will continue to ebb and flow as long as love kisses the lips of death. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

George Gissing I had no hope that you would be here, no least hope, but I came because it was here I had seen you. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Anthony Trollope She knew that those two long-headed, aged counsellors were plotting against her happiness, and she felt that she could hardly dare hope for success with such terrible foes opposed to her. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne But before long — at least there was reason to hope so — before long Doctor Ox would inaugurate the splendours of his invention in the theatre of the town. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Anthony Trollope But there was room for hope — room for most assured hope. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing I hope you won t take on much. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Anne Bronte The fault may be partly in myself, but I hope not altogether. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte [1847]

Henry James You don’t say it in English? I hope it isn’t wrong; I only mean they wished to keep the money to marry her. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry James I hope they have n’t offended you. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Lavinia Preen passed a night of discomfort, striving to hope against hope, as the saying runs. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

I hope I shall soon be favoured with his directions as to what to do with the money. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope I hope Sir Gregory won’t die before the Colonel. That’s all. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

George Gissing Miss Barfoot knew not whether to hope for the marriage of this strange pair. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

But I hope you will allow me to take ten thousand francs, which your aunt gave to me. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Yet is it fals; and ay we have good hope It for to do, and after it we grope. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Yet I will say, lad, that I hope I may never feel again such a blow as thou didst give me. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. by Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

R. D. Blackmore I do hope he was only looking at the pictures. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

I esteem you enough to hope that you will respect the name of Sairmeuse, from which I cannot relieve you. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins I hope you will not oblige me to say any harder words than these — I hope you will understand that I wish you to withdraw. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Henry James If she was where I found her because her escort had dragged her there, she had made the best of it through the hope of assistance from another quarter. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

Elizabeth Gaskell There was no invalid to hope and fear about; even the Higginses — so long a vivid interest — seemed to have receded from any need of immediate thought. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Jules Verne Once let the fire be extinguished, and then, perhaps, there would be room to hope that the next high tide would set us afloat. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle I opened two buttons of my tunic so that I might get easily at the Emperor’s message, for it was my fixed determination when all hope was gone to swallow the letter and then die sword in hand. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Theodore Dreiser It seemed as if it was all closed to her, that the struggle was too fierce for her to hope to do anything at all. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Henry James I hope they won’t cut each other’s throats, for I’m not crazy about either of them. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

John Galsworthy We do hope the poor little chap is over the painful part by now. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Charles Dickens I’m awful dull, but I hope I’ve beat out something nigh the rights of this at last. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

George Gissing I hope Mrs Yule is well?’ ‘Quite, thank you. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Jules Verne All hope of escape on the shores of New York or St. Lawrence had faded away; and poor Ned, in despair, had isolated himself like Captain Nemo. Conseil and I, however, never left each other. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

George Gissing By-the-by, I hope they’ll turn you out some creditable mourning. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope What was she to say when so addressed? ‘And I hope you will be happy — and make others happy. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing I hope we shall spend most of our time in Italy for a year or two. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Gissing And I hope Jane ‘ll soon be better. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Jules Verne With returning strength, hope had revived, and with hope came the courage to do and to dare. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I hope you will be feeling better when we meet again. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Meredith He had breathed some new glory of hope in them, making them shine beneath the overcast heavens, as when the sun breaks from an evening cloud and flushes the stems of a company of pine-trees. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Will you tell him I hope he will never forget that morning-service after the wreck? He may be glad to think of it when he is as I am now. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

H. G. Wells I saw no hope in that talk, nor in anything but patience. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

George Meredith It brought the reply: “We hope to be schoolmasters. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

E. F. Benson I hope it won’t give Thurso hay-fever, for he and I will be planted here till the royal quadrille begins. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

George Gissing But I hope you’ll see her tomorrow night May I bring her to you when she comes?’ ‘I hope you will. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

We hope that we are progressing onward and upward; all our teaching and preaching tend toward that, as you may find in our churches and schools, and in our literature. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

So when I have set your ladyship’s things to rights, I hope you’ll allow me to go. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Charles Dickens And sometimes I tell her stories — stories of sailors supposed to be lost, and recovered after all hope was abandoned. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

Thomas Hardy While there’s life there’s hope is a conviction not so entirely unknown to the “betrayed” as some amiable theorists would have us believe. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

What the baron concealed, Maurice divined; and he clung to this faint hope as tenaciously as a drowning man clings to the plank which is his only hope of salvation. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

With whom do you think I’ve been golfing this afternoon?” “The old bishop, perhaps,” suggested his wife, “in which case I hope you didn’t swear too much. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Will you trust in the love and friendship of those who are around you, and promise to bear this new trial bravely? I believe and hope that it will be a very brief one. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle I hope he has not been overworking himself?” A ghost of a smile played about the woman’s face. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

T. E. Lawrence They feared that some of their animals would be dead before evening, if the wind blew stronger, but were leading them by hand in hope of getting them in. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

I hope you two women have nothing on that will spoil. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

That way lay no hope of escape. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

I hope it is given in good faith?” There was a severity in his manner which was new to Hilda. He had been the most indulgent of brothers hitherto. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Arthur Conan Doyle I’ve been overhauling the sailing orders here, and the ten articles of war, but I can’t find that I’ve gone so far out of my course that I may not hope to come into the channel again. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

I was in hope the boy would volunteer to stay in, and help to amuse them. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

George Gissing I hope it may; anything rather than a life of teaching. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

And I hope you won’t expel me if I ask a question in my turn?” “Certainly not. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Sir Walter Scott I hope you understand the use of the weapon?” “Not particularly,” Lovel replied. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Henry Fielding More adventures, which we hope will as much please as surprize the reader. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Frances Hodgson Burnett I hope she will keep me until I die. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

E. Phillips Oppenheim His Majesty is most agreeable and his presence will in no way interfere with what I hope is going to be a cheery evening. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Edgar Allan Poe No care — no hope — no effort. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

George Gissing All hope of redemption will be over. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

My hope sustains me, and helps me to cheer you up. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Anthony Trollope I hope you’re pretty well, Captain Scarborough.” Beyond that there was no word of salutation, and no reference to Mountjoy’s wonderful absence. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Walter Besant I do hope that the appearance of small details like the above, at first incredible, will not be taken as proof of want of veracity on my own part. The Case of Mr Lucraft by Walter Besant [1886]

Wilkie Collins I hope you will not consider me negligent of your interest in accepting his brother’s invitation to follow him to the grave. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

G. K. Chesterton But I hope there will never come a dark and difficult hour when political differences become personal, and Mr. Garvin begins to throw daggers about and say that our friendship is at an end. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Henry Handel Richardson Whereas Beethoven!—he knew from experience how difficult it was to get a satisfactory effect out of the stern barenesses of Beethoven. They demanded a skill he could never hope to possess. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith The hope of seeing Diana had abandoned him, the desire was almost extinct. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Anthony Trollope I can only hope that those boys went there to learn French, and that their parents were not particular as to their classical acquirements. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Charles Kingsley I hope you’ll let me stay on deck, sir, in case —” “I must have some one, and who better than you? Can you see the chase?” No; she was wrapped in the gray whirlwind. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Where had she got to? She had been saying that if death ends all, then there is no hope and no meaning in anything. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope Of that I can hold out no hope to you. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott I hope you’ll give me cause to think you noble. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Next year we hope to have a really fine programme. Fullcircle by John Buchan [1920]

Jane Austen I dare say my daughter will be here presently, Miss Woodhouse. I hope you find a chair. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Anthony Trollope I hope I haven’t asked an improper question. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle I shall therefore sell these things to the first worthy passers-by, and from them I shall have money enough to take me to the shrine of Our Lady at Rocamadour, where I hope to lay these old bones. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Wilkie Collins What poor weak creatures we are! I persuaded myself to hope that anxiety for our marriage had urged him to make an effort to touch the heart of his mean father. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Anthony Trollope Now there was not a possible chance on which a gleam of hope might be made to settle. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

A man who tells a lie, properly so called, has some hope of reward by it. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

George Gissing You know she is thinking of taking up music professionally?—Yes. Yes.—I do so hope she will find it possible, but of course that kind of career is so very uncertain. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

But it was his nature usually to hope the best, and to trust to fortune. Lodore by Mary Shelley

I hope it’s nothing serious. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Henry James He appeared to have waited on purpose to let her hope of a soft answer fall from a greater height. Covering End by Henry James [1898]

Arnold Benne When you first began to gather my drift, perhaps there was a resurrection of hope in your breast. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

Walter Scott But they were young, and hope was high, and they separated like those who hope to meet again at a more auspicious hour. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Arthur Conan Doyle Now she was clinging, half-crazy, to the pommel of a wooden saddle, with suicide rising as a red star of hope in her mind. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I hope you will not ask me any question that I cannot answer. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Maria Edgeworth I know who I wish should strike him, as she strikes me — and I think — I hope —” Helen looked distressed. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Theodore Dreiser I hope you will get over your infatuation for me. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Under these circumstances I feel bound (and I hope you will see it in the same light) to charge myself with your extra expenses. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Stephen Lucius Gwynn The signal post which announces when any vessels are in sight of the island is directly before my window, and often do I look to it with a heart sick ‘from hope deferred. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

All the poems and paintings may, like faith and hope, at last dissolve; but while faith and hope — and desperation — live, they live; while human communication remains, they remain. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

A curse is upon me, and I can never hope for happiness. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

His breath rattled in his throat, the tears were dried up in his head, his body had lost its strength, and yet he clung to the drouned maid as to a hope of salvation. The Outgoing of the Tide by John Buchan [1902]

However it might be, everybody in the Woodlands drawing-room upon that particular morning was influenced by the same feeling, a compound sensation of hope and distrust, expectancy and despair. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope He’s just my own — at least I hope so — the one thing that I’ve got. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

That is a Quality I mightily esteem, replied my Friend, and I hope I have met with one to my purpose. The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen by Jane Barker

All through that day Valentine Hawkehurst played his part bravely: it was a hard and bitter part to play — the part of hope and confidence while unutterable fears were rending his heart. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing One of her impulses took the form of a hope which would have vastly amused Richard had he divined it. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Henry Handel Richardson And added, pierced by a sudden doubt: “I hope his wife will still be used to it, or . Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

George Meredith He scarcely ventured to hope for a second dismissal. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

William Black But I hope you have been taught to judge properly of such men, and that it would be even madness to expect happiness from one who has been so very bad an economist of his own. Goldsmith by William Black [1878]

He could not be such a simple-minded fool as to keep on dangling about Mundulla Station unless he had some hope definitely in view. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Virginia Woolf Presumably he is engaged on some intrigue with one of the maids in the pantry, but as no visible proof is offered us, in the courtyard, we can but hope for the best and leave it. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

William Morris And in hope every spring-tide come gather together That unto the Earth ye may tell all your tale. Chants for Socialists by William Morris [1885]

George Meredith We can’t hope to have a true portrait of your mistress. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Thomas Hardy Much he deplored trifling with her feelings for the sake of a passing desire; and he could only hope that she might not live to suffer on his account. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

And do you hope that any good will ever come of your love for Charlotte Halliday — you, who know Mr. Sheldon?” “I am ready to hope anything. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

I hope it will be so, please God. My life has been only a trouble throughout, Margaret; but I should like to struggle with it yet for all your sakes. A Life of Trouble by Ellen Wood [1870]

Margaret Oliphant I hope Mrs. Tozer will pardon me withdrawing so early, but I am not very well—rather tired—out of sorts a little to-night. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

D. H. Lawrence He could hear her sympathetic —“Well — good night! I hope she’ll be no worse. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Kingsley They saw his head go under water, and, though they started on their feet and waited till seconds grew to minutes and hope was dead, it never rose again. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Robert Louis Stevenson These are considerations that weigh with me, and that I hope will weigh no less with yourself, Mr. Balfour, as a lover of your country, good government, and religious truth. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton It was true that she felt fresh — a new spring of hope had welled up in her. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

For a moment, the rush of desire and hope is so great that he hesitates; then he refuses to take advantage of her generosity, and parts with her for the last time. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

Anthony Trollope How would it be with her should Arabella still cling to the hope of marrying the lord? That any such hope would be altogether illusory Lady Augustus was now sure. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

I hope no one will take objection to my story because the end of it leaves the good people all happy and at peace. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

She bade adieu to Villiers with more of hope with regard to his success than she had formerly felt. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Wilkie Collins Might I hope ever to hear her say “Yes” to the question that I had asked on the riverbank? She sighed bitterly, and turned again toward the red-brick house. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

George Meredith I hope to be a good sword in your hand, my knight—or shield, or whatever purpose you put me to. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

I hope he will not disappoint you; and I am sure that it is not his fault if he ever seems to neglect you. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Maria Edgeworth He observed, that the hope which every man born in England, even in the lowest station, may have of rising by his own merits to the highest eminence, forms the great spring of industry and talent. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

But I do hope the boys won’t fidget and’ll behave. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Anthony Trollope She had come there intending to do so; and had still some hope that she might do it before the interview was over. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

All my friends in Paris, either rightly or wrongly, base some hope upon me. Honore de Balzac by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet [1914]

Guy de Maupassan Until then he had thought it rather ordinary; but now it rose to his lips like a last cry of passion, a last prayer, the last hope and the last favor he might expect in this life. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

I had some hope now, for I ought to be able to keep him on the hill till the light failed, when my superior local knowledge would come to my aid. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

I hope you don’t hate mimosa. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Anthony Trollope I hope that I am harsh to no man; but it is worse than useless, in all cases, to speak anything but the truth. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Jane Austen He continued at the window; and after calmly and politely saying, “I hope the little boy is better,” was silent. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Anthony Trollope I have nothing to hope for but that I may live to be your wife. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

I hope you’ll get me out of the scrape, sir. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

William Godwin The greatest anguish I have any conception of, consists in that crushing of a new-born hope which I had already two or three times experienced. Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin [1798]

H. G. Wells I looked at my house with a quick flash of hope that faded immediately. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Thomas Hardy I hope you are of the same mind, and that you will take steps to this end. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Let us hope they may stay with us yet awhile, for they are the only really ENGLISH restaurants London has, and our only link with the dining habits of the past. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Anthony Trollope The prey, not yet old enough and wise enough to connect the worship of Plutus with that of Venus, had made sundry futile feints and dodges in the vain hope of escape. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson If she, like Mr. Wyse, was to encourage Puffin to hope that she would accept his apologies, she would be obliged to remit all further punishment of him, and allow him to consort with his friend again. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Sidney Colvin Rome was not built in a day, and all the good I expect from my employment this summer is the fruit of experience which I hope to gather in my next poem. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle He may have suspected me from the first; certainly this cross-examination had shown him the truth; but it was clear that I could not hope to deceive him. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1927]

George Eliot I hope he will not go rashly to work in speaking in his own defence without any legal instruction. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

E. Phillips Oppenheim My sister thinks you look honest, though, Mr. Ferrison.” “I hope I am. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins He waited a little, in the vain hope that she would relent: she turned away from him. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

Just say you hope she’s feeling all right by now—or something of that sort. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

George Meredith Her having strength to play at fancies showed that a spark of hope was alive. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Margaret Oliphant I hope she has seen the ‘Gazette’ this morning. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Monsieur le prince was a good master, but I hope you will not lose by the exchange. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

George Gissing And I hope”—her voice wavered—“I do hope it’ll be all right. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

He evidently has no hope of escaping the indignity of arrest, and as soon as it was light enough for him to see, he asked for paper and pencil. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

But I hope presently to congratulate you on the success of your mission. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Wilkie Collins Remember that, and keep heart and hope to the very last. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Wilkie Collins I am sadly behind-hand with my Committee Work and my dear Ladies. But I really do hope to look in at the Mothers’-Small-Clothes next week. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

G. K. Chesterton They were men of the age of Reason; they, who filled their gardens with these stone nymphs, had less hope than any men in all history of really meeting a nymph in the forest. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

I hope he will not bring home Thérèsine de Tocqueville!” The dinner-bell rang out, and we went down. Charles Van Rheyn by Ellen Wood [1875]

Bram Stoker I do hope the dear fellow will take care of himself, and that nothing will occur to upset him. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Abraham Merri There is no hope for — for mine Helma in life, but there is hope that we destroy the Shining Devil and give mine Helma peace. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Does he intend opening his case, and consulting me “professionally,” as they say? I hope so. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope At last Mr Slow got up from his chair, and spoke as follows: “Mr Ball, I hope you will excuse me; but I have a word or two to say to Miss Mackenzie, which I had rather say to her alone. Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope [1865]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu He was in the excitement of hope and suspense. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]