Definitions

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  • adjective expected and desired. Contrasted with unexpected.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of hoped for.

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  • adjective expected hopefully

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Examples

  • In the final sentences of A Brief History of Time, referring to a hoped-for time when an eloquent and unified theory of everything is developed, Stephen Hawking not generally given to metaphysical musings says, Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist.

    The Language of God

  • In the final sentences of A Brief History of Time, referring to a hoped-for time when an eloquent and unified theory of everything is developed, Stephen Hawking not generally given to metaphysical musings says, Then we shall all, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people, be able to take part in the discussion of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist.

    The Language of God

  • The result was an inventory glut that forced manufacturers and retailers to cut the prices of 3-D TVs, reducing the hoped-for profits.

    3-D Becomes a TV Commodity

  • His hoped-for surveys in the Ohio Company land grant were frustrated by the failure of the company to establish itself there.

    George Washington’s First War

  • While local business owners await Twitter's arrival, that hoped-for rebound has yet to materialize.

    Market Street Looks for Twitter Revival

  • If world trade stagnates, export-driven growth models will not deliver the hoped-for benefits.

    Global Trade Facing Headwinds

  • The flock of hoped-for settlers did not materialize, and securing advanced posts would require investments in fortifications and armed men, not to mention diplomatic gifts to the Indians.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Forestry rules are unlikely to be included in any "balanced package," as Figueres and others referred to the hoped-for Cancun agreement.

    Corbin Hiar: Tianjin Climate Talks Recap: Little Progress on the Policies

  • You can have a Vision of Space Exploration (VSE), but unless there's been a preliminary Establishment of Space Exploration Infrastructure (ESEI) to serve as the resource foundation for any level of VSE, you're using an existing infrastructure designed under the same limitations that will limit any hoped-for VSE capabilities.

    Why Some Say the Moon? - NASA Watch

  • Forestry rules are unlikely to be included in any "balanced package," as Figueres and others referred to the hoped-for Cancun agreement.

    Corbin Hiar: Tianjin Climate Talks Recap: Little Progress on the Policies

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