Definition of Dashing hopes
1. Noun. An act (or failure to act) that disappoints someone.
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Literary usage of Dashing hopes
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1. The Bibliographer (1883)
"If it escape these, it enters upon the period of youth, with buoyant spirits and dashing hopes. It makes friendships which too often lead it into disaster. ..."
2. Famous Ladies of the English Court by Jerusha D. Richardson (1899)
"dashing hopes that had begun to shape themselves, and provoking from her courteous pen a string of recriminations. ..."
3. Cotton in West Africa: The Economic and Social Stakes by Oecd, Karim Hussein, Christophe Perret, Leonidas Hitimana (2006)
"Three years later we have just seen the suspension of the Doha Round of trade negotiations, dashing hopes that the trade dimensions of the cotton issue will ..."