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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thankfully, gratefullyadverb

    in a thankful manner; with thanks

    "he accepted thankfully my apologies"

  2. thankfullyadverb

    let us be thankful that

    "thankfully he didn't come to the party"


  1. thankfullyadverb

    In a thankful manner.

  2. thankfullyadverb

    Also used as a synonym of fortunately.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thankfullyadverb

    With lively and grateful sense of good received.

    Etymology: from thankful.

    Here is better than the open air; take it thankfully. William Shakespeare.

    If you have liv’d, take thankfully the past;
    Make, as you can, the sweet remembrance last. Dryden.

    Out of gold how to draw as many distinct substances as I can separate from vitriol, I shall very thankfully learn. Boyle.


  1. thankfully

    Thankfully is an adverb that means in a grateful manner, expressing gratitude or relief about something. It is used to express that one is pleased that something has happened or not happened.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thankfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thankfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of thankfully in a Sentence

  1. Liz Cheney:

    We are thankfully not at a moment of civil war, but we are certainly at a time of testing, we are absolutely in a moment where we have to make a decision about whether we're going to put our love of this country above partisanship. And to me, there's just, there's no gray area in that question.

  2. Margaret Cho:

    Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again.

  3. Sheriff Rick Staly:

    Without DFC Dawson immediately running toward danger, even without a safety respirator, this could have been a much different outcome, this child was hiding in fear of the fire and smoke watching a cartoon on his phone when, thankfully, DFC Dawson’s training in emergency response allowed him to find this child and safely rescue him.

  4. District Superintendent Winifred Feneberg:

    Thankfully, we have a number of modern technological resources at our disposal. We are utilizing Google Classrooms, Skype, Facetime and a bevy of other tools to ensure that the students who are returning from abroad are able to continue their studies with as minimal an impact as possible.

  5. Paul Doyle:

    We were very close to losing him at one stage, but thankfully the MRI came back with no broken neck and the spinal cord remained intact.

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    A contiguous
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