Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
3. Prospective Affections

858. Hope.

   NOUN:HOPE, hopes; desire [See Desire]; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith (belief) [See Belief]; affiance, assurance; secureness, security; reassurance.
  good -omen, – auspices; promise, well-grounded hopes; good -, bright- prospect; clear sky.
  HOPEFULNESS, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration; assumption, presumption; anticipation (expectation) [See Expectation].
  OPTIMIST, utopist [rare], utopian.
  DAYDREAM, castles in the air, châteaux en Espagne [F.], le pot au lait [F.], Utopia, millennium; golden dream; dream of Alnaschar; airy hopes, fool’s paradise; mirage &c. (fallacies of vision) [See Dim-sightedness]; fond hope.
  RAY OF HOPE; beam -, gleam -, glimmer -, dawn -, flash -, star- of hope; cheer; bit of blue sky, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora’s box, balm in Gilead.
  MAINSTAY, anchor, sheet anchor; staff (support) [See Support]; heaven [See Heaven].
   VERB:HOPE, trust, confide, rely on, put one’s trust in, lean upon; pin one’s hope upon, pin one’s faith upon (believe) [See Belief].
  feel -, entertain -, harbor -, indulge -, cherish -, feed -, foster -, nourish -, encourage -, cling to -, live in- hope &c. n.; see land; feel -, rest- -assured, – confident &c. adj.
  hope for (desire) [See Desire]; anticipate; presume; promise oneself; expect &c. (look forward to) [See Expectation].
  BE HOPEFUL &c. adj.; look on the bright side of, view on the sunny side, voir en couleur de rose [F.], make the best of it, hope for the best; hope against hope; put -a good, – a bold, – the best- face upon; keep one’s spirits up; take heart, – of grace; be of good -heart, – cheer; flatter oneself, “lay the flattering unction to one’s soul” [Hamlet].
  catch at a straw, hope against hope, count one’s chickens before they are hatched.
  ENCOURAGE, hearten, inspirit; give -, inspire -, raise -, hold out- hope &c. n.; raise expectations; encourage, cheer, assure, reassure, buoy up, embolden; promise, bid fair, augur well, be in a fair way, look up, flatter, tell a flattering tale.
   ADJECTIVE:HOPEFUL, confident; hoping &c. v.; in hopes &c. n.; secure (certain) [See Belief]; sanguine, in good heart, buoyed up, buoyant, elated, flushed, exultant, enthusiastic; heartsome [chiefly Scot.]; utopian.
  FEARLESS; free from -, exempt from- -fear, – suspicion, – distrust, – despair; unsuspecting, unsuspicious, undespairing, self-reliant; dauntless (courageous) [See Courage].
  PROPITIOUS, promising; probable, on the high road to; within sight of -shore, – land; of -, full of- promise; of good omen; auspicious, de bon augure [F.]; reassuring; encouraging, cheering, inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose [F.], rose-colored.
   ADVERB:hopefully &c. adj.
   INTERJECTION:God speed! good luck!    QUOTATIONS:
  1. Nil desperandum.—Horace
  2. Never say die, dum spiro spero, latet scintillula forsan, all is for the best, spero meliora.
  3. The wish being father to the thought.—Henry IV
  4. Hope told a flattering tale”.
  5. Rusticus expectat dum defluat amnis.
  6. At spes non fracta.
  7. Ego spem pretio non emo.—Terence
  8. En Dieu est ma fiance.
  9. Hope! thou nurse of young desire.—Bickerstaff
  10. In hoc signo spes mea; in hoc signo vinces.
  11. La speranza è il pan de’ miseri.
  12. L’espérance est le songe d’un homme éveillé.
  13. The mighty hopes that make us men.—Tennyson
  14. The sickening pang of hope deferred.—Scott