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    Dear teachers,

    What is the meaning of "justify his hopes" in the following sentence?
    "Churchill had rested his hopes on a U.S. intervention. On December 7, 1941, Japan's attack on America's Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor justified his hopes."

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    Default Re: justify one's hope

    I wouldn't haved chosen the word "justify" here, but it means that the invasion demonstrated his hopes had been realistic, and reasonable, rather than far-fetched or fanciful.

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