Phrases with "hoping"

Having assured myself that Mr. Hotten was really no more, I drove furiously bank-ward, hoping that the sad tidings had not preceded me—and they had not. A Sole Survivor by Ambrose Bierce

Algernon Blackwood In the silence that followed I slowly began climbing the steps of granite, hoping devoutly that Julius would be waiting for me at the top. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

George Gissing Mrs. Gallantry tells me that our illustrious M. P. has made laborious searches, hoping to prove something scandalous. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

D. H. Lawrence She glanced apprehensively round, hoping no one would see her in this state. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

They toiled exhaustedly up an enormous hill, hoping to find a village on the other side. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

We find Francis Bennoch writing to Hawthorne after his return to America, 99 hoping to encourage him in this direction, but without apparent effect. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

He threw himself upon one of the beds, hoping he might obtain a few hours’ sleep, but for a long time he slept only in fitful snatches, awakening many times to see if the dawn had really come. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Ann Radcliffe At the conclusion of the campaign, I obtained leave of absence, and immediately set out for Paris, hoping to learn from Nemours, where you had found an asylum. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Andrew Lang But by-and-by he sprang up and hurled the stone after the two flying figures, hoping that it might kill them both. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Walter Scott Thither Mowbray hurried, complaining aloud of his sister’s laziness in dressing, but internally hoping that the delay was occasioned by nothing of a more important character. Saint Ronan’s Well by Walter Scott [1824]

Maria Edgeworth Lady Cecilia worked away with perpetual little strokes, hoping to strike out the truth, but, as she said, you might as well have worked at an old flint. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing She could love him as her heart desired, yet she was always hoping that time and use might make them more like brother and sister. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing He began by hoping that we should not think ourselves hound to leave the Manor until we had had full time to make the necessary arrangements. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

George Gissing Arrived at home, he flung off hat and coat, and went straight to the drawing-room, hoping to find Marcella alone. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Anthony Trollope Now I take up my pen, hoping that I may make you understand how greatly I was distressed by what has occurred. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens After dinner, Caleb sang the song about the Sparkling Bowl. As I’m a living man, hoping to keep so, for a year or two, he sang it through. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

We packed up and went off, hoping to find a better watered region at the hills westwards. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

At home by Michaelmas!’ Mrs. Edmonstone yielded, though her mind misgave her, comforted by hoping for the much-desired tears. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Guy de Maupassan So he dressed quickly, hoping that the hot room and the shower would calm him, and he went out. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Andrew Lang Then, feeling as if they had found a friend, they walked along its banks, hoping that by-and-by they should meet some one to take care of them. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

He was impatient and began to prod at his sadness, hoping to make it acute and so still more pleasant. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

I didn’t insist but simply led the way back to the parlour, hoping that no wayfarer would happen along the lane for the next hour or so to disturb the dog’s composure. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry James I held my ground, hoping you would see that what you were doing was not fair. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

Edgar Allan Poe I searched my pockets, hoping to find an old letter — and then my hand fell upon the parchment. The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe

After the service, he was one of the last of the congregation to leave, hoping the Rector would overtake him in the churchyard and speak to him. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

George Meredith He found himself hoping that his statement would be laughed at. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

As a matter of fact I was a tiny bit boozed and hoping that the woman with fair hair would come in so that I could scrape acquaintance. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Otherwise the annex was very pleasant, and we took the rooms shown us, hoping the best and fearing the worst. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Sinclair Lewis He turned to the bed, hoping for appreciation of the ribaldry of the thing — and he got it! Jinny was smiling, trying to speak. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang Fearing he might be ill she carried him to a spot where she had seen him eat some particular herbs, hoping they might do him good, but he would not touch them. The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang Full of joy and gratitude, Helena hurried to her stepmother, hoping that now at last her heart would be softened towards her. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Fanny Fern But, my dear old lady, we beg pardon; we are keeping you too long from that china closet, which you are so anxious to inspect; hoping to find a flaw, either in crockery or cake. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Andrew Lang Sometimes she would see him on a hill-top, and then would hasten after him, hoping to catch him. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope He, like Icarus, had flown up towards the sun, hoping that his wings of wax would bear him steadily aloft among the gods. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Pilate tried to put them off with a criminal, hoping that so long as they had blood they would be satisfied. The Centurion by Arthur Conan Doyle

John Galsworthy I remember it all very clearly because just then I was SO hoping he would do well, I had a special reason. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Henry Handel Richardson As before, he stood and watched her go down the street, hoping that she would turn at the corner. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle From time to time I turned and approached them, hoping to fall into conversation with them; but as I did so they would break and hasten down the road. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

T. E. Lawrence We began to snipe them steadily in their positions under the slopes and rock-faces by the water, hoping to provoke them out and up the hill in a charge against us. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Louisa May Alcott It was only half a dozen little fairy tales, but Jo had worked over them patiently, putting her whole heart into her work, hoping to make something good enough to print. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Andrew Lang Now the miles seemed to slip by, for the new comer was so lively and entertaining that the king’s son could not help hoping that he indeed might prove to be the true friend. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Willa Cather Claude and Hicks paused by the ditch, hoping to get a ride. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Jacques Futrelle Somehow, I have been hoping that we would hear and — and ——” Then Hatch took his shame in his hand and excused himself. The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle [1906]

George Gissing With fiercely throbbing heart, thinking and desiring and hoping he knew not what, Hilliard once more followed her. Eve's Ransom by George Gissing [1894]

Rudyard Kipling Men rejoiced openly, hoping that it would spread and send them into camp. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Gertrude Stein He is hoping that he is succeeding in hoping that something is something. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Louisa May Alcott The family were all busy in the back part of the house, and she had made her way quietly in, hoping to surprise them. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Arthur Machen I have been hoping to write it, I may say, since 1898, or ‘99, and somewhere about the latter year I did write as many as a dozen pages. Far Off Things by Arthur Machen [1922]

Gertrude Stein He is hoping that he is succeeding in saying that he is succeeding in hoping that something is something. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

I tore up the letter and threw it away, hoping I had done for ever with a woman that no man living would ever have been the better for. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

At the said gate a band of west-country clothiers were setting out, hoping to lie the night at Witney, so as to make Gloucester on the morrow. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Bombay, on going to the palace, hoping to obtain plantains for the men, found the king holding a levee, for the purpose of despatching this said army somewhere, but where no one would pronounce. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Guy de Maupassan Not finding her, he returned and seated himself on the chair she had occupied, hoping that she would rejoin him there. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Robert Louis Stevenson For the best part of two days he was unweariedly kind; silent, indeed, but always ready to help, and always hoping (as I could very well see) that my displeasure would blow by. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kate Chopin People turned their heads to look at her, and more than one lent an attentive car to her utterances, hoping thereby to secure the elusive but ever-desired “tip. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

He formed, therefore, the resolution of believing for the present all that was said of their past, hoping for more certain and extended revelations in the future. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Thomas Hardy Melbury resolved to inquire and wait, hoping still, hut oppressed between-whiles with much fear. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

While to the third, perhaps the wisest answer is, “Do what you can to do what you ought, and leave hoping and fearing alone. Science and Education by Thomas Henry Huxley

She had learnt then what real love meant and had married the other man, hoping that her dark secret would be ever untold. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Gissing Irene strung herself for contest, hoping it would come quickly and undisguised. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

And because the day was now far spent, they camped under the great tower, hoping next day to reach the top of Koshtra Pivrarcha that stood unseen some six thousand feet above them. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

H. G. Wells He’d bought this in London; he’d brought it down, hoping for her approval. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

I am hoping that she may be at my house, waiting for me. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Charles Dickens Through all these long, long years, I have never once forgotten you, or left off hoping that this happy time might come. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

M. P. Shiel Sometimes on a halt I have lain and listened long to the hollow silence, recoiling, crushed by it, hoping that at least one of the dogs might whine. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

We waited all day, hoping for some letter of explanation, some friendly farewell which would mean à revoir. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

He strolled down to the boat which had brought them ashore, and, having despatched it with a message to the yacht, resumed his walk, hoping to overtake his party before they reached the waterfall. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

John Galsworthy He had just time to catch his train, and all the way to Victoria looked at every face that passed, as lovers will, hoping against hope. To Let by John Galsworthy

Mark Twain Tom watched and watched, hoping whenever a frisking frock came in sight, and hating the owner of it as soon as he saw she was not the right one. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Thomas Hardy This was all that required discussion privately, and Mrs. Dornell went to call in Betty, hoping that she had not heard her father’s loud tones. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle I stretched myself out, therefore, and lay silently, almost breathlessly, hoping that the beast might forget my presence if I did nothing to remind him. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

In the fainthearted way — for the mist was now like cotton-wool — the military and the civilians hunted through the marshes round the cottage, hoping to come across the assassin hiding in a ditch. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

It was no use in me trying to catch Barbara’s attention such a night as this; I had no money to pay for a lodging; so I turned off here, hoping I might, by good luck, drop upon you. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Virginia Woolf Indeed she had been keeping guard over the dish of fruit (without realising it) jealously, hoping that nobody would touch it. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Thomas Hardy And having said that, away she walked upon her father’s arm, thinking and hoping he would ask her again. A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Catherine leaned out of her litter to show herself to the guards, hoping the sight of her would do more than the sound of the trumpets. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

John Galsworthy She had been hoping for this visit for some time past. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

While I was lying still as a corpse, hoping that by a perfect physical inaction I should hasten mental repose, an awful incident occurred. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Walter Scott Your evil wishes, and your worse offices, Lady Ashton, I will only return by hoping these will be your last machinations against your daughter’s honour and happiness. The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott [1819]

Theodore Dreiser He went away, hoping that he could influence the Inquirer in some other way upon the old General’s return. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser But might he not show affection? “Don’t you think you had better act soon?” she continued, hoping that some word of feeling would come from him. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser The agents of Hull & Stackpole were in the market, of course, in the front rank of the scrambling, yelling throng, taking up whatever stock appeared at the price they were hoping to maintain. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Elizabeth Gaskell Mrs. Kirkpatrick fondled her hand more perseveringly than ever, hoping thus to express a sufficient amount of sympathy to prevent her from saying anything injudicious. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

Pu Songling Deceived-hope, however, wanting money, made an act of sale of his house and sent it to his brother, hoping that he would be touched by his misery and would send back the deed with a present. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Louisa May Alcott Jo started up, revived the blaze, and crept to the bedside, hoping Beth slept. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Anthony Trollope He had carried his wife and children off to Illinois, and had now returned, hoping that he might get on in the wake of the army till he could see the debris of his property. North America by Anthony Trollope

Seeing this cave, she entered, hoping to find some one within of whom she could procure food. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

Andrew Lang Stan crept up, hoping that he might manage to decoy some of them away quietly, and drive them home for food for his family, but he soon found this could not be. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant Then he re-lighted the fire and made the soup; hoping every moment to see the old man come in. The Inn (L'Auberge) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am hoping that the drive will do me good. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Jules Verne They must, therefore, be satisfied with visiting each hole, and rummaging in it with a stick, hoping by dint of patience to do what could not be done in any other way. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

I blamed her, as she deserved, for bringing it all on herself; and ended by hoping that he would follow Mr. Linton’s example and avoid future interference with his family, for good or evil. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

We had been absent something like half an hour, and were hoping that we should find Max awaiting us. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Jules Verne For ten minutes they watched, hoping against hope, and were just beginning to despair, when suddenly a cry was heard, a distinct cry for help. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope A mother would follow you, hoping that she might save you. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

We returned to the native clay-pan, hoping rain might have fallen, but it was drier than when we left it. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

E. Phillips Oppenheim I feign sleep, hoping that Lady Deignton will leave the beef-tea by my side, and go. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

It was so late we had to encamp without finding the water, which I was quite sure was not far from us, and we turned out our horses hoping they might discover it in the night. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

N’yamanira, the Mkungu, then gave us a goat and two pots of pombe, begging, at the same time, for four wires, which I paid, hoping thus to get on in the morning. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

Kenneth Grahame The Rat left the house, and carefully examined the muddy surface of the ground outside, hoping to find the Mole’s tracks. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

One of this sort once found a Wine-jar lying in the road, and eagerly went up to it hoping to find it full. The Fables of Aesop by Joseph Jacobs. Includes A Short History of the Aesopic Fable

Andrew Lang I could only bring Prince Pink to the place where you were being brought up, hoping that when you grew up he might love you, and by your care be restored to his natural form. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang Now this was just what Peronnik had been hoping for, so he held the bag while the lion opened it carefully and put his head right inside, so that he might get a good mouthful of larks. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I have been hoping for you every hour and every minute. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

This explosion of anger from Maurice Marie-Anne had been expecting and hoping for every moment. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Bram Stoker Money ran short and foolish hoping had to be supplemented by crime. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

H. G. Wells The quays in front of the flaming town were dense with terror-stricken crowds, hoping against hope to get away upon some ship before they were fallen upon, robbed, butchered, or thrust into the water. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Thomas Hardy He was disappointed, and went out, hoping to see her at dinner. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

I pored over the Odyssey as over a story-book, hoping and fearing for the hero whom yet I partly scorned. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ruth was hurt for Mr Farquhar, and looked sorrowfully at Jemima; but Jemima would not see her glance of upbraiding, as Ruth, hoping that she would relent, delayed a little to comply with her request. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Heaven knows I have been patient; I have endured your misdoings, hoping that they were the thoughtless errors of youth, and not the deliberate sins of a hardened and wicked nature. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Gissing Then he ate supper, and after that walked to the top of Stanbury Hill, hoping to tire himself. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

I was always hoping for some great explosion to come into my life, but I was too lazy to lay the train myself. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

George Gissing The first word she spoke thrilled through me, as never did voice before; and I listened, listened, hoping she would speak again. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

E. F. Benson In June she wrote a letter to her father, hoping that he and Emily were well: I am afraid she will have a good deal of hard work to do now that Hannah [a servant at Haworth] is gone. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

The patient goes on hoping till the last minute and says he is all right. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Charles Dickens But, another glance around called to her mind all that had lately passed, and she sprung from her bed, hoping and trustful. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

In the next chair was Teddy Hibbard. He turned to Shepherd — “I say, old chap, what was it you wanted?” “The Honour of the Club. I am waiting and watching and hoping for the end. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

I listened, hoping that the old man would extinguish my sense of injury, and help me to forget the yellow pit and the black moist boards in protuberance in its side. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Louisa May Alcott Amy liked the idea, and gave her leave to arrange the light closet next her room, hoping it would do her good. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Edith Wharton Mrs. Match, hoping she would find everything, and mentioning that dinner was not till nine, shut her softly in among her terrors. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

As for impressing her, or hoping to impress her, with rank — pooh! You might as well have bid the sailing clouds pause in their floating passage because they came between royalty and the sun. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Willa Cather He had been hoping that, wherever he stayed, he could learn to talk to the people a little; but with this accomplished young man about, he would never have the courage to try. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Anthony Trollope I have said but little personally of myself or of my feelings, hoping that it might be unnecessary. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

W. H. Hudson But it also said, If you know, do not tell me so that I and Monica may go on hoping together to the end. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

H. Rider Haggard For my own part I would not have fulfilled it, for I only made it that promise hoping to deceive you. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

I ran hastily up the steps, hoping to be able to make them recover their senses, a force of purely conventional emotion impelling me. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Sinclair Lewis Well, I certainly do buy my clothes just to please you, all right!” He waited, hoping for a chance at Sharon Falconer. And others were waiting. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Andrew Lang She wove and cut it out at once, hoping that the Count would not force her to begin the other. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang On the second night the Princess sent her lady-in-waiting, hoping that she might succeed better, but the servant took away her mantle and chased her away also. The Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Henry James Once he opened his eyes for a while and fixed them upon her intelligently, but when she went to him, hoping he would recognise her, he closed them and relapsed into stupor. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Edith Wharton It was all so simple, so easy, so inevitable, that she felt the futility of struggling or hoping against it. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Jules Verne James Starr picked up some of the pieces, and examined them carefully, hoping to discover some trace of coal. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Thus instructed, thus resolved, I went next Day, hoping that a Night's Repose would calm the Storm my Mother's Anger might have rais'd. A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies by Jane Barker

He waited, hoping that his companion might rejoin him, and deemed himself fortunate in finding the carriage still there. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle Down this he pushed as fast as he might, hoping at every turn and rise to catch sight of his companions of the morning. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Rafael Sabatini He made straight for Liphook and the Lame Dog, hoping there to pick up news that should set him on the track of the renegade. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Henry Kingsley Two to one — eh?” “Now, gentlemen, if you will be so good as to close the door carefully, and be seated, I will proceed to business, hoping that you will give me your best attention. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

Lucy Maud Montgomery But she wanted to be blessed, too, so she just crept shyly up on the outside of the crowd, hoping nobody would notice her — except Him. I’m sure I know just how she felt. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Virginia Woolf I smoothed my hair when I came in, hoping to look like the rest of you. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Catharine and D’Alençon, thinking him lost, breathed once more, and Henry ate and drank more calmly, hoping that he was forgotten. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

So he had delayed journeying to Kirk Aller, hoping that his mood would change, and that that which was now a cold duty would revive as a burning mission. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

I examined them very anxiously, hoping to find one at least alive; for never did I feel so utterly abandoned and destitute. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Leon Trotsky I was still hoping that the new revolution would force the Mensheviks as had that of 1905 to follow a revolutionary path. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Morrison The prospectus did not absolutely say it in so many words, but no rational person could fail to feel that the directors were fervently hoping that nobody would get injured in the rush. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

E. F. Benson I am hoping they will come and dine with me to-night. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Guy de Maupassan He arose quietly to look among his unfinished sketches, hoping to find something that would inspire him with a new idea. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Kenneth Grahame I’m awfully pleased to have met you, and I’m hoping the other neighbours will be equally agreeable. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Anthony Trollope Undy himself meanwhile lay by, hoping that fortune might restore him to Parliament, and haply put him on that committee which must finally adjudicate as to the great question of the Ballydehob branch. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

The truth is, he believes Miss Dare guilty, and so stands his trial, hoping to save her. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

He listened for a little, hoping that it was a hen, but decided with regret that it was tea in preparation. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Arthur Morrison He hung about the doors and windows of shop after shop, hoping for a temporary absence of the shop-keeper, which might leave something snatchable. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

But the cure hoping to recall the extortioner to something like a sense of shame, exclaimed: “Monsieur le Duc! Oh, Monsieur le Duc!” Lacheneur shrugged his shoulders with an air of resignation. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Louisa May Alcott Amy arranged her bower, put on her best white frock, smoothed her curls, and sat down to draw under the honeysuckle, hoping someone would see and inquire who the young artist was. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

We had all been so hoping that their suspicions, as far as we were concerned, had died away. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

She went to the door, and spoke low, hoping her cousin might not hear or understand. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

For the young lady’s own sake, Miss Deveen hushed the matter up, hoping it would be a warning to her in future. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Walter Scott We commend him to thy care, hoping the hour may not be distant when he may render thee good service. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Sigmund Freud Once, more than thirty years ago, hoping to make money, he allowed himself to be involved in transactions of a kind which the law punishes severely, and paid the penalty. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

George Gissing I gave you the trouble of coming here hoping it might shame him, but I’m afraid it’s been no good. The Riding-whip by George Gissing

Theodore Dreiser He liked Cowperwood and had always been hoping that mentally as well as financially he could get close to him. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser He trifled about, hoping that she was somewhere in the neighbourhood and would soon return. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Willa Cather Imogen was just hoping that they would breakfast alone when Miss Broadwood exclaimed, “Ah, there comes Arthur with the children. The Troll Garden by Willa Cather [1905]

Old as he was, the latter chance was likely; but he clung to the former, hoping to see his young friend again “and exchange brave words in the hall. Beowulf by translated by Francis Gummere

G. K. Chesterton Men wholly without originality write poems about torture, or new religions, of some perversion of obscenity, hoping that the mere sting of the subject may speak for them. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

George Gissing I came down to the beck, hoping I might meet you. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

John Galsworthy And he remembered how, when Bosinney had been hanging round Irene, he, as now, had made no sign, hoping against hope that by ignoring the depths beneath him he could walk upon the waters. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Bram Stoker Well, here I am tonight, hoping for sleep, and lying like Ophelia in the play, with ‘virgin crants and maiden strewments. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Arthur Morrison So he said very little, except that Viney might come and make any proposal he pleased; hoping for some chance-come expedient whereby he might screw out a little on account. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Joseph Furphy Of course, I fanned the flame of discord as well as I could, hoping that some one of my own denomination would come out to see what was the matter. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Sinclair Lewis He entered a lunch room, hoping to sit inconspicuously and hear men talking normally about him. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis To escape it he opened the door to the right, hoping to find a sane and business-like office. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Hardy Her face was lit with the natural elation of a young girl hoping to inaugurate on the morrow an intimate acquaintance with a new, interesting, and powerful friend. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Yet she now leaned a little forward with downcast eyes, hoping for that accent again. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Gustave Flauber The assault was renewed for several days in succession, the Mercenaries hoping to triumph by extraordinary energy and audacity. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

The faint light served to disclose nothing but gloom; and I waited for a while, hoping that one of them would come forward as before. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Rudyard Kipling All my fault: It come o’ hoping for grandsons and buying that Wokin’ vault. The Seven Seas by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

George Gissing Beatrice, however, had adopted that line of suggestion merely from policy, hoping to sting the proud girl into avowal of a legitimate union; she heard the contrary declaration with fresh surprise. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Andrew Lang So all the answer she made was that the end of thieves was hanging at the bridge of Dublin, and then she left him alone, hoping that when he was older he might become more sensible. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George Gissing Am I guilty of presumption in hoping that your parents will continue to regard me as an acquaintance? I trust there’s no need to assure you that I know the meaning of discretion. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Guy de Maupassant They visited every place, went through all the streets, stopping whenever they saw a group of people, hoping for some providential meeting, some extraordinary luck, some compassionate fate. The Dispenser of Holy Water (Le Donneur d'eau bénite) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

I did so, hoping for a chance to even up accounts, but he gave me none, and I told him I would wait. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

They entirely refused to have it in bed with them, or even in their room; and I had no more sense, so I put it on the landing of the stairs, hoping it might be gone on the morrow. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

E. F. Benson While he answered she made up another sentence in Italian about the blue sky or Venice, or very meanly said her husband had been there, hoping to direct the torrent of Italian eloquence to him. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Richard Burton The more to annoy his adversary, he went up to Cairo, and began proceedings there, hoping by this acute step to receive part payment of his demand. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Richard Hakluy Then we bent our course toward the north, hoping by that means to double the land. Voyages in Search of The North-West Passage by Richard Hakluy

Yesterday I explored this wall for more than four hours, climbing up here and there, hoping to see you. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Edith Wharton And I suppose she came here hoping you would help her?” “I suppose she didn’t have much time to think or choose, but vaguely remembered I was here, as her letter showed. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Towards this haven of refuge I accordingly made my way, hoping that I should not find any unexpected danger lurking there when I should be too close in to be able to get out again. The Lust of Hate by Guy Boothby [1898]

She had married, hoping that General Harborough’s wealth would be hers to spend as she pleased; but in this she had been disappointed. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

He had driven first to his solicitor’s, hoping to put every thing in train for his instant liberation. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Andrew Lang When his hands were freed, the giant flung himself upon Petru, hoping to crush him by his weight. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

They were all greatly alarmed; and thinking that they had killed the man, they carried him out and threw him into a neighbouring pond, hoping to make it appear that he had fallen in accidentally. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Now I was comatose, and beyond hoping or fearing. Prester John by John Buchan

Thomas Wolfe She squirms, is terrified, is hoping against hope —— “I don’t kno-o-w,” she gasps. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

If you come here to me, hoping to delude me by the language with which you tell the country people their fortunes at fairs and races, the sooner you go away the better. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Flory lingered by the gate, hoping that Elizabeth would speak to him, but she passed him without a glance. Burmese Days by George Orwell

An instinct told the girl that her stepmother would be always secretly hoping that the boy would die. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

Andrew Lang Meanwhile the poor prince was wandering about in the forest, hoping to find someone who would help him, and perhaps take him into service, for now he had no money and no home. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was whilst she was hoping that every one would dine downstairs that Miss Packe’s note came. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]