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
After the wedding, however, Markle will be just another member of the family — and so, hopefully, will her mom.
But there’s something new here too: the (hopefully temporary) loss of control over one’s bodily functions is a side effect of having given birth (both Wong and her friend are new mothers).
This is one small step toward hopefully many more in the #MeToo movement.
The changes make for a more refined version of Fluent Design, and should hopefully avoid the somewhat inconsistent implementation of Fluent across Microsoft’s own first-party Windows 10 apps.
With last month’s crackdown, hopefully county cops have persuaded motorists to think twice when answering future calls or texts.
Stuart, Wilder and Taras all underscored that people should stay in groups and make noise when traveling through Alaska wilderness to avoid surprising a bear and, hopefully, avoid encounters in the first place.
Politico also noted that Scott works closely with Jared Kushner on prison reform; hopefully, this includes prison-cell specifications so that Kushner can get his cell adjusted to his liking.
Researchers—and members of the public—could apply for access to the anonymized patient data and track individuals’ health outcomes, hopefully gleaning insights about how our individual differences affect health and disease risk.
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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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