Hope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hoped p. pr. & vb. n. Hoping.]
1. To entertain or indulge hope; to cherish a desire of good, or of something welcome, with expectation of obtaining it or belief that it is obtainable; to expect; -- usually followed by for. “Hope for good success.”
But I will hope continually. --Ps. lxxi. 14.
2. To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; -- usually followed by in. “I hope in thy word.”
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God. --Ps. xlii. 11.