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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Written Corpus Frequency
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
We need to improve the technology, because clearly, this is a problem, hopefully, this is going to be happening in the next few years.
We are also looking at where we will be in 4-6 months from now when the cases hopefully are going to decrease sharply and we will be trying to find the very last cases and notably we are going to reopen non-Ebola facilities.
It's OK to fail small scale, when nobody dies and it doesn't cost a billion dollars, if you can accept those small failures, then you can hopefully avoid the huge catastrophic ones.
Hopefully a lot of damage hasn't already been done, and immigrant communities ... will still come to the door when the census takers come.
That's unfair, hopefully they will look at that.
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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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