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
No doubt the new fragment of text from Greece will soon be added to that project, and hopefully there will be even more to sing about soon.
Though the tigers — Antonella, Natasha, Zoppa, Girona and Mondo — have quite the road trip ahead of them, from Southeast Spain to the Isle of Wight Zoo in the English Channel, the journey will hopefully be their last as traveling circus animals.
But hopefully Snapchat won’t be around for your kid.
The event will hopefully be representative of that.
Business upfront, and then hopefully end with handshakes and goodwill and some of that business accomplished.
Will organize a weekend in Flint to add filters to those houses with issues & hopefully fix perception of those that are actually good.
Wildlife biologist David Ledford wants to change that picture and turn the mine in Bell County, Ky., into something closer to what the law envisioned, hopefully improving both the environment and the local economy.
Lucas Oil Stadium Cheer on the Indianapolis Colts — and hopefully watch quarterbacking phenom Andrew Luck throw many more touchdowns — at the cavernous multipurpose stadium, which seats 67,000 and covers nearly 2 million square feet.
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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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