Let's say things went the way we had hoped they would. Would it be appropriate, then, to say, 'our hopes were fulfilled' or is there a more acceptable or better expression? Apparently, 'things went the way we had hoped...' sounds good enough but I am wondering if there are other patterns or collocations for 'hopes'.
Hopes come true also. Wishes, dreams, hopes..they all come true.
Examples from books:
Hopes are fulfilled also:
A dream coming true, assuming a literal dream as opposed to using "dream" as a synonym for a wild hope, means that some scenario you recall from a dream actually happened.
Fulfulling a hope, on the other hand, means an event or condition you wish for was granted (sort of like "granting a wish").
So, perhaps you could use "...our desires were met," or "the results were what we'd hoped for."