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fondly imagine/believe/hope etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfondly imagine/believe/hope etcfondly imagine/believe/hope etcHOPEto believe something that is untrue, hope for something that will probably not happen etc Some people still fondly believe that modern science can solve all the world’s problems. fondly
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fondly imagine/believe/hope etcThe Gombe rainforest is not the sort of Eden we might fondly imagine.Some people fondly believe that chess-playing computers work by internally trying out all possible combinations of chess moves.Some Tories fondly imagine that privatisation will eliminate the need to subsidise the railways.
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