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- v. To cry out; to whoop.
- v. Obsolete form of hoop.
- v. Obsolete form of hope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To cry out; to whoop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete variant of whoop.
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But if I were someone whop wanted to convince people howp superiorp I am, I'd be morep carefull.p
Ai howp iz not akshuly cannun toob aw wil fier teh kitteh an mayks a mess ebbywer!
Ai howp himz taykin a showr duzzent watr daown teh martooneez…
Mai hed has splortid badly wiv dis cutie kittin – ai howp everiwun iz wering der CHRGs.
Ai howp dat teh goggie iz nyser dan teh wun in dis pikshur:
I howp they'll get his body, or never anither bit o 'fish will I eat!
I dinna ken what use thae soshilist triangles an 'ither feelimageeries like hen's taes are genna be to you, but I howp they'll no' be learnin 'ye to gie fowk jimp wecht, or it'll juist be the ruin o' your trade.
"What's this noo?" says I. "Nae mair o 'yer fitba' pliskies, I howp."
I howp some o 'thae Lichtin' Commitee chappies 'ill get a dook amon' the gutters the nicht for this pliskie o 'theirs.
"I'm rale dootfu '," was the general opinion; "but we maun juist howp for the best."