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ˈhoʊp fə lihope·ful·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hopefullyadverb

    with hope; in a hopeful manner

    "we searched hopefully for a good position"

  2. hopefullyadverb

    it is hoped

    "hopefully the weather will be fine on Sunday"


  1. Hopefullyadverb

    In a hopeful manner.

  2. Hopefullyadverb

    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.


  1. hopefullyadverb

    It is hoped that; I hope; we hope.

    Hopefully, my father will arrive in time for the show.

  2. hopefullyadverb

    In a hopeful manner.

    In justifying the new parking structure, the council looked hopefully to rising retail sales downtown.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hopefully' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1279

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hopefully' in Adverbs Frequency: #301

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopefully in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hopefully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of hopefully in a Sentence

  1. Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner Thomas Allman:

    The Hart family is hopefully resting in peace.

  2. Tim Scott:

    I do think that you would have a meaningful piece of legislation if you focus specifically on things that Cory Booker have in common and gave Cory Booker a little breathing room for the things that Cory Booker don't, but Cory Booker're not there yet. Cory Booker're going to keep working on what Cory Booker're working on and hopefully Cory Booker get that.

  3. Amy Summy:

    In honor of her, hopefully it’ll raise a lot of money for kids.

  4. European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici:

    Good behavior will hopefully chase out bad behavior. Tax avoidance is bad publicity for companies.

  5. Emily Berman:

    He'll be quite familiar with the issues and hopefully, at least, it will allow him to rule relatively expeditiously on some of these things, but I think it is significant that he's got a history of defending aggressive interpretations of executive privilege.

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