hope springs eternal
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- The feeling of hopefulness endlessly renews itself.
- Synonym: while there's life, there's hope
- 1864 May – 1865 November, Charles Dickens, “Scouts Out”, in Our Mutual Friend. […], volume II, London: Chapman and Hall, […], published 1865, OCLC 1016551263, book the third (A Long Lane), page 95:
- Night after night his disappointment is acute, but hope springs eternal in the scholastic breast, and he follows me again to-morrow.
- 1915, Elinor Glyn, “The Gospel of Common Sense”, in Three Things:
- But, as hope springs eternal in the human breast, he still goes from doctor to doctor for fresh advice.
the feeling of hopefulness endlessly renews itself