Hope

Hope n., v.  hoped, hoping n.  1. The feeling that what is desired is also possible, or that events may turn out for the best…. 2. A particular instance of this feeling….   3. Grounds for this feeling in a particular instance….  4. A person in whom or thing in which expectations are centered….   – v.t. 5. To look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.  6. To believe, desire, or trust….   — v.i. 7. To feel that something desired may happen….  8.  To place trust; rely…. 9.  Hope against hope, to continue to hope, although the situation does not warrant it….”

—– Random House Dictionary of the English Language: The Unabridged Edition 1967.

 

FORGIVE,   FORGIVENESS,   FORGIVING

Forgive v.gave, -given, -giving  — v.t. 1. to grant free pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.); absolve.   2. to give up all claim on account of; remit (a debt, obligation, etc.).   3. to grant free pardon to (a person).   4. to cease to feel resentment against:  to forgive ones enemies.   — v.i.   5. to pardon an offense or an offender   —  forgivable, adj   — forgiver, n.

Forgiveness, n.  1. act of forgiving: state of being forgiven.   2. disposition or willingness to forgive.

Forgiving, adj.   that forgives; disposed to forgiven: indicating forgiveness:  a forgiving soul;  a forgiving smile

—– Random House Dictionary of the English Language: The Unabridged Edition 1967.

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