Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of hopeful: more hopeful

Etymologies

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hopeful +‎ -er

Examples

  • Bush has always dreamed of making America a more literate country and a "hopefuller" country, and with smartening drugs like

    The Toque

  • But, on the whole, the Simplon appearing to be the hopefuller route, Vendale decided to take it.

    No Thoroughfare

  • So I sent my workers home that morning rejoicing with the truth, and was all the happier and hopefuller myself because of it.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • Constantine, usually with the legend _Dabit Devs His Qvoqve Finem_, but twice or thrice with a hopefuller one, _Generis revocemvs honores_.

    Sir John Constantine Memoirs of His Adventures At Home and Abroad and Particularly in the Island of Corsica: Beginning with the Year 1756

  • By this time the Doctor and Lieutenant Clogg had joined him, and their faces too wore a hopefuller, more contented look.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

  • Some of them may have been borrowed by, rather than from, younger and hopefuller craftsmanship, but the general effect is the same.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • Grayson was very polite to her, and said hopefuller things about the play than he had yet said to Maxwell, though he had always been civil about its merits.

    The Story of a Play A Novel

  • Ponkwasset and the rush of New York, the lazy ease of the hotel pleased him; the clack of boots over its pavements, the clouds of tobacco smoke, the Southern and Western accents, the spectacle of people unexpectedly encountering and recognising each other in the office and the dining-room, all helped to restore him to a hopefuller mood.

    April Hopes

  • Under the influence of good music, too, a not unfavourable inclination towards the person sitting beside us and sharing that sweetness, will soften general prejudices -- if he was Irish, he was boyishly Irish, not like his inscrutable brother; a better, or hopefuller edition of Captain Con; one with whom something could be done to steady him, direct him, improve him.

    Celt and Saxon — Volume 2

  • But Mr Graham had been early released from such an ambition, if it had ever possessed him, and had for many years been more than content to give himself to the hopefuller work of training children for the true ends of life: he lived the quietest of studious lives, with an old housekeeper.

    Malcolm

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