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    hope against hope 真心地希望(儘管實際上很難實現…)

    Context:
    Reluctant Attendance
    …(前文略)
    He was hoping against hope that it would be a short meeting and that he could join his wife at the party which was being held at the golf club later in the evening.

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    不情願的會議
    真心地希望這個會議可以快速地結束,如此一來他就能和老婆參加稍晚在高爾夫俱樂部舉行的派對了。

    • 片語: hope against hope 真心地希望(儘管實際上很難實現…)
    • 定義:to continue hoping that something which you want very much will happen, even though you realize that this is very unlikely.
    • 例句:
    • We are hoping against hope that police will find the child unharmed, but she has been missing for nearly a week now.

    我們引頸期盼著警察會平安地找回那個失蹤兒童,但實際上她已經失蹤一個星期了,能找到的機會其實是微乎其微。

    • Mary was hoping against hope that her parents would change their minds and let her go to the all-night party.

    Mary非常希望她爸媽能夠改變心意,讓她參加那場過夜派對,儘管這是不可能的。

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