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Definitions for hopefully
ˈhoʊp fə lihope·ful·ly
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hopefully.
with hope; in a hopeful manner
"we searched hopefully for a good position"
it is hoped
"hopefully the weather will be fine on Sunday"
In a hopeful manner.
I hope; if all goes well; as, hopefully, the dress will be ready before the party. Some prescriptivists object to this usage as being ungrammatical, but it is very common and well understood. It is usually used to begin a sentence describing a desired future event.
It is hoped that; I hope; we hope.
Hopefully, my father will arrive in time for the show.
In a hopeful manner.
In justifying the new parking structure, the council looked hopefully to rising retail sales downtown.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from hopeful.
He left all his female kindred either matched with peers of the realm actually, or hopefully with earls sons and heirs. Henry Wotton.
They were ready to renew the war, and to prosecute it hopefully, to the reduction or suppression of the Irish. Edward Hyde.
From your promising and generous endeavours we may hopefully expect a considerable enlargement of the history of nature. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. Preface.
Hopefully is an adverb which means "in a hopeful manner" or, when used as a disjunct, "it is hoped". Its use as a disjunct has prompted controversy among advocates of linguistic purism or linguistic prescription.
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Rank popularity for the word 'hopefully' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1279
Rank popularity for the word 'hopefully' in Adverbs Frequency: #301
The numerical value of hopefully in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of hopefully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of hopefully in a Sentence
I'll be disappointed, but I'm hopeful, i feel it's part of my duty to be part of this oversight. Hopefully if I don't get public questions I get private questions. But I feel an absolute duty to fulfill this role.
What this study does, is hopefully puts numbers to the problem so that real action is taken to prevent exploitation, and resources are there to help people to recover who might fall prey to these abuses.
Can you point out to me one mayor that has not been battling with the police unions in the last 50 years? .... So the experience of this mayor, in terms of some cops not liking him, it's nothing new. It's part of life, it's part of politics. And it is what it is. This is New York City. We voice our concerns and we voice our opinions, so what I suggest is ... that we will engage in dialogue once we get our officers respectfully mourned and buried, and return to dialogue where we can hopefully resolve whatever differences are out there.
The CDC states online that gasoline-powered engines on boats, including onboard generators, produce carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless and odorless gas that can poison or kill someone who breathes too much of it. The generators on many boats vent toward the rear, meaning that someone sitting there can be put at risk for CO poisoning. Additionally, traveling at slow speeds or idling in the water can cause CO to build up in a boats cabin, cockpit, bridge, and aft deck, or in an open area. Wind from the aft section of the boat can increase this buildup of CO, per the CDC. Johnathan and Blake both required oxygen to bring down their CO levels. Blake has continued to have issues with memory and focus, while Johnathan has struggled with energy levels, Cassi said. CORONAVIRUS PEDIATRIC FATALITIES MOSTLY AMONG MINORITIES, THOSE WITH UNDERLYING CONDITIONS, CDC SAYS We thought it was due to the grief and had him in counseling, but we are now being told that grief may not be the only issue, Cassi said of her 15-year-old, noting that both boys are scheduled for MRIs and have a referral to begin sessions with a neuropsychiatrist to hopefully start a regimen that is supposed to help repair any damaged neurological connections. Moving forward has been hard for the Free family, with Cassi noting that she and Brett struggle daily. The joy has disappeared. Weve always been an active family, but we have little energy to do anything anymore. As I stand in these shoes, Ive realized that there are so many ways to notify people, other boaters, of the dangers, she said. The Free family had never heard of boats causing carbon monoxide poisoning before. (Courtesy of Cassi Free) New boats may have less risk, but many new boats cost as much as a house. A Mastercraft X26 costs $165,000. So for those with a smaller budget, your risks can be exponentially higher, many, if not all, new boats have warnings stamped on them. Used boats do not. And people with new boats, those who are lucky enough to be privy to the few notifications that are made available, forget that a cared-for boat can last for decades- and that the lakes are full of boats that have the potential to backdraft lethal levels of CO into the back seating area.
I mean, yeah, it's kind of like that thing where my main objective is that he become a great person. And if he wants to get into the arts or sports, then yeah, I would fully support that, i think I can hopefully offer him some advice on what to do and what not to do, so yeah, but right now we're working on our manners. That's a big deal in our house right now. It's like, one thing at a time.
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- إن شاء اللهArabic
- hoffnungsvoll, hoffentlichGerman
- con suerte, ojaláSpanish
- toiveikkaasti, toivottavastiFinnish
- avec optimisme, [[avec]] [[un]] [[peu]] [[de]] [[chance]], espérerFrench
- उम्मीद है किHindi
- semoga sajaIndonesian
- hoopvol, hopelijkDutch
- oxalá, esperançosamente, tomaraPortuguese
- надежда, надеятьсяRussian
- hoppfullt, förhoppningsvisSwedish
- ümitle, inşallah, umutlaTurkish
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