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  • And then, ma'am, you know I've been kind o 'hopin' -- "

    Little Folks Astray

  • Guess I was jus 'hopin' that the Dems would grow a ... backbone and at least bring * something* up to a vote to make the GOP go on record as opposing relief.

    First-ever Weekly Video - Swampland - TIME.com

  • Faither's home an 'I comed off for a walk, creepin' round here an 'hopin' as we'd meet.

    Lying Prophets

  • It ain't often I worry any about the outside looks of things at the joint; but somehow, with this elegant old party comin 'to inspect, I was kind of hopin' the stairs had been swept and that Swifty Joe wouldn't have any of his Red

    Shorty McCabe on the Job

  • 'The poor woman bought that,' he thought, 'hopin' for to remind him of old days.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • "Hearty, that's what I am, an 'hopin' you're the same."

    Captain January

  • "I was jest thinkin 'of all the good things Mr. Young air done for me, an' hopin 'he'd get you free, too.

    The Secret of the Storm Country

  • Then I kinder thought it wouldn't do for none of the regiment to answer when Marse Robert called, so I came along right fast and kep 'hopin' you would follow. "

    The Battle Ground

  • "Well -- well, to tell you the truth, Hosy, I was kind of hopin 'you might change your mind and decide to go, after all.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

  • "An 'ye says, kind o' hopin ', but not darin' nothin ',' The port as they calls Heaven. '

    Vesty of the Basins

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