Neighbours of ours had three young daughters at the same private school. He was a police sergeant. He and his wife used to do letter box drops to make ends meet. That kind of thing has to be stopped. Children of parents like these may gain an unfair advantage.
The French word for hope as a verb is espérer. Its opposite in old French was despérer from the Latin desperare—to despair, to lose all hope. Hope is used in numbers of contexts which don’t quite match the import of this Latin root of its opposite. For example, we all tend to hope that happenstance […]