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  • n. Plural form of hoping.

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Examples

  • Why waste his life, then, in dreams and fantasies, in regrets, and hopings, when here lay a glowing, breathing, living reality?

    The Way of the Wind

  • Little sorrows and hopings, little and rugged rhymes,

    Modern British Poetry

  • Little sorrows and hopings, little and rugged rhymes, 10

    By-the-Way

  • And, at the first, an utter excitement took me in the heart; so that I could have shouted the name of the Maid aloud in the night, with vain hopings that she should hear me and make an answer.

    The Night Land: Chapter 10

  • Play your new part well, and there will be no more neglect, no more loneliness, no more idle regrettings and vain-hopings in the evenings by the Round Tower, but real life and real work and real cares and real joys among real people: solid English life in London, the very centre of the world.

    John Bull's Other Island

  • His heart yearned over all these people with their manifold troubles, their little sordid miseries, their strivings and hopings and petty soul-killing cares.

    The Doings of Raffles Haw

  • So the stale summer of 1910 wore itself away in recriminations, hopings against probability that the newer types of Liberal statesmen were honest men, keepers of promises, not merely -- as

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter A Story of the Woman's Movement

  • All the greatest achievements in the world began in longing -- in dreamings and hopings which for a time were nursed in despair, with no light in sight.

    Pushing to the Front

  • So the night passed off, with prayings, hopings, and a little mutteration.

    The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 4 (of 7)

  • I was hopings someone could tell me if the article is true.

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

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