hoping (part of speech: verb)
- I forced my husband to come, hoping against hope; for your papa gave the orders, relying on me, as he believed he might, and my husband undertook them, all through me. - "The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
- There were harassed hours when unwittingly Miner came near to laying the case before Ambrose, being so accustomed, in all other matters requiring imagination, to relying on that of his friend. - "The Loves of Ambrose", Margaret Vandercook.
- The judge had gone straight to the factory on leaving the train, relying upon the surprise, the unexpectedness, of his arrival to disclose to him at a glance what was taking place. - "Fromont and Risler, Complete", Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009.