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English definition of “hope against hope”

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hope against hope

to hope very strongly that something will happen, although you know it is not likely: They're just hoping against hope that she's still alive.
Translations of “hope against hope”
in Chinese (Traditional) 抱著萬一的希望,存一線希望…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抱着万一的希望,存一线希望…
(Definition of hope against hope from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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