Can hopefully mean 'I hope'?
Examples of hopefully in a Sentence
They gazed up at us hopefully.
Hopefully, things will get better soon.
Recent Examples of hopefully from the Web
The focus was hopefully to get four or five (innings) and then turn the ball over to (Grant Yakimisky), and Hunter (Rumachik) could also be in the mix.
Maybe even just try to rebuild their friendship and trust, and hopefully that could build back into a relationship.
Which means, there would be poets from the west as well as the east coast as well as the middle, and men and women, and that would shake out, hopefully, to some kind of parity, representative of what the population is like at large.
One that listens to the vast amounts of community feedback over the past year and—hopefully—folds some of those ideas in.
Their tongue-in-cheek parody fooled some Amazon customers back in January, but hopefully everyone gets in on the joke this time.
Instead, management decided to invest in improvements that would reduce energy use—and hopefully boost the bottom line in the process.
And hopefully the government will think carefully how to protect them.
The biosphere package also contains water, air and nutrients, which will hopefully allow the seeds and eggs to briefly flourish in their protective capsule on the lunar surface.
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HOPEFULLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hopefully for English Language Learners
: in a hopeful manner
: it is hoped : I hope : we hope
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