abandon (all) hope

abandon (all) hope
abandon (all) hope phrase
to stop believing or hoping that something will happen

The family had abandoned all hope of finding him alive.

Thesaurus: to lose hope, or to give up hopesynonym
Main entry: abandon

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  • abandon all hope ye who enter here — Meaning Origin The supposed inscription at the entrance to Hell. From Dante s Divine Comedy. The translation into English by H.F.Cary is the origin for this English phrase, although he gave it as the less commonly used All hope abandon ye who… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • abandon — [ə ban′dən] vt. [ME abandonen < OFr abandoner < mettre a bandon, to put under (someone else s) ban, relinquish: see BAN1] 1. to give up (something) completely or forever [to abandon all hope] 2. to leave, as in danger or out of necessity;… …   English World dictionary

  • abandon — a|ban|don1 [ ə bændən ] verb transitive ** ▸ 1 leave someone ▸ 2 leave a place ▸ 3 leave something somewhere ▸ 4 stop doing/planning something ▸ 5 stop supporting an idea ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) to leave someone when you should stay with them and take… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • abandon — I UK [əˈbændən] / US verb [transitive] Word forms abandon : present tense I/you/we/they abandon he/she/it abandons present participle abandoning past tense abandoned past participle abandoned ** 1) a) to leave someone when you should stay with… …   English dictionary

  • abandon — 1 verb (T) 1 to leave someone, especially someone you are responsible for: children abandoned by their parents 2 to go away from a place, vehicle etc, permanently, especially because the situation makes it impossible for you to stay: We had to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • abandon — a|ban|don1 W3 [əˈbændən] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: abondoner, from abandon surrendering , from a bandon into someone s power ] 1.) to leave someone, especially someone you are responsible for ▪ How could she abandon her own… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Abandon — A*ban don ([.a]*b[a^]n d[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abandoned} ( d[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Abandoning}.] [OF. abandoner, F. abandonner; a (L. ad) + bandon permission, authority, LL. bandum, bannum, public proclamation, interdiction, bannire to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of 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 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

  • The Morning Sun Center of Hope — Infobox Non profit Non profit name = The Morning Sun Center of Hope Non profit founded date = January 2007 founder = Bart Deirdre Daniel location = Henan Province, China origins = key people = Bart Daniel, co founder Deirdre Daniel, co founder… …   Wikipedia

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