English version

a fond hope/belief

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha fond hope/beliefa fond hope/beliefPROBABLYa belief or hope that something will happen, which seems silly because it is very unlikely to happenin the fond hope/belief that They sent him to another school in the fond hope that his behaviour would improve. fond
Examples from the Corpus
a fond hope/beliefThat overcautious disposition was noticed long ago, but there was a fond hope that experience would cure it.
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