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city (1990 pop. 9,643), seat of Hempstead co., SW Ark. Hope is a commercial center and a distribution point for an agricultural region. Its industries include food processing, printing, and the making of machinery and apparel. The city was the boyhood home of President Bill Clinton.


See also Optimism.
Hopelessness (See DESPAIR.)
emblem of optimism; steadfastly secured the soul in adversity. [N.T.: Hebrews, 6:18–19]
traditional representation of hope. [Flower Symbol-ism and Heraldry: Jobes, 341]
Emigrants, The
shows Norwegians in Dakota wheatlands striving for better life. [Nor. Lit.: The Emigrants, Magill I, 244–246]
flowering almond
symbol of spring; blooms in winter. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 71]
Great Pumpkin, the
awaited each Halloween by Linus. [Comics: “Peanuts” in Home, 542]
symbol of optimism. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174; Kunz, 328]
Iceman Cometh, The
“The lie of the pipe dream is what gives life.” [Am. Lit.: The Iceman Cometh]
Of Mice and Men
portrays a philosophy that humans are made of hopes and dreams. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men]
God’s assurance He would not send another great flood. [O.T.: Genesis, 9:12–16]
symbol of optimism. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177; Kunz, 326]


1. Anthony, real name Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins. 1863--1933, English novelist; author of The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
2. Bob, real name Leslie Townes Hope. 1903--2003, US comedian and comic actor, born in England. His films include The Cat and the Canary (1939), Road to Morocco (1942), and The Paleface (1947). He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1998
3. David (Michael). born 1940, British churchman, Archbishop of York from 1995


A functional programming language designed by R.M. Burstall, D.B. MacQueen and D.T. Sanella at University of Edinburgh in 1978. It is a large language supporting user-defined prefix, infix or distfix operators. Hope has polymorphic typing and allows overloading of operators which requires explicit type declarations. Hope has lazy lists and was the first language to use call-by-pattern.

It has been ported to Unix, Macintosh, and IBM PC.

See also Hope+, Hope+C, Massey Hope, Concurrent Massey Hope.


[R.M.Burstall, D.B.MacQueen, D.T.Sanella, "HOPE: An experimental applicative language", Proc. 1980 Lisp conf., Stanford, CA, p.136-143, Aug 1980].

["A HOPE Tutorial", R. Bailey, BYTE Aug 1985, pp.235-258].

["Functional Programming with Hope", R. Bailey, Ellis Horwood 1990].
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2) Bob Hope entertains a sea of American servicemen at an airstrip in the Pacific in this Oct.
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This Jesus is the one God gave us as a Living Lord to be the source of our hope in every difficult circumstance.
CONTACT: Maggie Wolff Peterson of Project HOPE, 703-837-2100/ CO: Project HOPE ST: Virginia IN: HEA SU: MH-SB -- DC028 -- 4578 11/18/91 15:44 EST
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So Project HOPE is taking the right approach by including a strong educational component with this humanitarian assistance campaign.
Local staff based out of the new Atlanta offices are Shari Abbott-Aranda for the Office of the Chairman, James Bailey for Banking on Our Future, College Edition, Tara Dennis for Banking on Our Future, Hope Jay for 5MK, Shasta Moore for Special Projects, Nell Patterson for HOPE Partners and HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant.
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Operation HOPE supports Global Dignity through HOPE Global Initiatives -- our international division to support programs and projects globally.
In memorial services at a North Hollywood church and at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, friends of the show business legend remembered Hope - who died June 27 at the age of 100 - as a man as quick with a kind word or gesture as he was with his famous one-liners.