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    contradictory hopes

    Hi,

    What does "contradictory hopes" mean? I know the literally meaning but can you give me an example?


    He is the receptacle of too many contradictory hopes.


    Thanks a lot

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    Re: contradictory hopes

    Hi Silverobama

    As a NES, but not a teacher:

    What I believe it means is that he has many hopes, dreams and ambitions etc that may be mutually exclusive e.g. he wants to be a really great educator of underpriviledged young children, which may not make him rich (financially), but he also wants to be able to afford to drive a flashy new sports car.

    Hope this helps
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