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.
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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 wish I could’ve done more … Hopefully, from this, Phil will get a job.
We just concluded a two-year project bringing together specialists who either published in this are or working with this co-occurrence to produce a set of guidelines, hopefully those will be out soon.
He was here for just such a short time that it was a tragedy to say the least. Hopefully with this his spirit can rest easy.
Hopefully this will work, but we won't know for some time, but I do commend them for taking action.
The last time I was there, I got bedbugs. Hopefully, I can find a shelter somewhere that's presentable and me and my girl can go and make a stay for the winter. you try to encourage them to come in out of the cold.
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Translations for hopefully
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- إن شاء اللهArabic
- hoffentlich, hoffnungsvollGerman
- ojalá, con suerteSpanish
- toiveikkaasti, toivottavastiFinnish
- espérer, [[avec]] [[un]] [[peu]] [[de]] [[chance]], avec optimismeFrench
- उम्मीद है किHindi
- semoga sajaIndonesian
- hoopvol, hopelijkDutch
- tomara, esperançosamente, oxaláPortuguese
- надеяться, надеждаRussian
- förhoppningsvis, hoppfulltSwedish
- umutla, inşallah, ümitleTurkish
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