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- Present participle of hope.
hoping (plural hopings)
- "There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't." — William Trogdon
- being optimistic toward
- "I'm hoping the weather will be sunny tomorrow."
- filled with or inspiring hope (uncommon)
- "A hoping situation is not yet desolate."