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thankfully

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adverb thank·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\

Simple Definition of thankfully

  • : in a way that makes you feel thankful

  • : with a feeling of thanks

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thankfully

  1. 1 :  in a thankful manner <spoke thankfully>

  2. 2 :  as makes one thankful <graceless stadiums…thankfully going out of fashion — R. G. Echevarriá> <thankfully, those opinions are advanced with graceful prose — Ken Auletta>

Examples of thankfully in a sentence

  1. The instructions were thankfully simple.

  2. I always receive your calls thankfully.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of thankfully

before 12th century



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