glimmer of hope

glimmer of hope
• a glimmer of hope
• a glimmer of suspicion
• a glimmer of sense
weak, faint hope

Already he had a glimmer of suspicion as to how matters stood and of how he would be made use of by Blodwen Page to run the practice for his disabled principal. (A. Cronin)

If you had a glimmer of sense you'd see it if he had have done. (J. Priestley)

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  • glimmer of hope — A glimmer of hope is the belief that there is a slight chance that something positive will happen …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • glimmer of hope —  A slight chance of success.  ► “There remains a glimmer of hope in South Korea’s overall business conditions as the prolonged sluggishness appears to be ending.” (Business Korea, May 1992, p. 12) …   American business jargon

  • glimmer of hope — …   Useful english dictionary

  • a glimmer of hope — a very small sign that something might improve or succeed The survey reports a glimmer of hope for the small business sector …   English dictionary

  • glimmer — ► VERB ▪ shine faintly with a wavering light. ► NOUN 1) a faint or wavering light. 2) a faint sign of a feeling or quality: a glimmer of hope. DERIVATIVES glimmering adjective & noun. ORIGIN probably Scandinavian …   English terms dictionary

  • hope */*/*/ — I UK [həʊp] / US [hoʊp] verb Word forms hope : present tense I/you/we/they hope he/she/it hopes present participle hoping past tense hoped past participle hoped [intransitive/transitive] to want and expect something to happen or be true hope… …   English dictionary

  • hope — hope1 W1S1 [həup US houp] v [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: hopian] 1.) to want something to happen or be true and to believe that it is possible or likely hope (that) ▪ We hope that more women will decide to join the course. ▪ I do hope… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hope — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 belief that sth you want will happen ADJECTIVE ▪ deep (esp. AmE), fervent, great ▪ a feeling of considerable hope ▪ It is my fervent hope that you will be able to take this project forward …   Collocations dictionary

  • hope — hope1 [ houp ] verb *** intransitive or transitive to want and expect something to happen or be true: hope (that): I just hope she s pleasant to him on his birthday. hope for: It wouldn t be sensible to hope for immediate success. The best they… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glimmer — glim|mer1 [ˈglımə US ər] n 1.) a small sign of something such as hope or understanding glimmer of ▪ a glimmer of hope for the future 2.) a light that is not very bright = ↑gleam glimmer of ▪ the first glimmer of dawn glimmer 2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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