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
Nelson said the city was looking into legal options and boasted a free Labor Day celebration that will — hopefully — be complete with fireworks.
The next step is to implant these embryos into surrogate southern females over the coming months, paper co-author Cesare Galli tells Yin, hopefully triggering the birth of a healthy hybrid calf.
Good sportsmanship as a given, our deliberately modest team goals for this year were to have fun, get better and hopefully win some games along the way.
On Saturday, death-defying stunt man and magician DAVID BLAINE heads to Detroit for a Fox Theatre show that’s hopefully a bit less abusive and painful.
Zion National Park’s trail to Emerald Pools was closed for seven years until last July, when a private grant of $1 million from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation supplied the funds to open the pathway, hopefully by the end of 2019.
The soggy outlook should improve in the afternoon and end in the evening, forecasters said - hopefully in time to save nighttime fireworks shows, at least in the Houston area.
The nonprofit told The Times that the bird—named Lorax after the Dr. Seuss character—will get a physical exam and hopefully return to the wild.
Larry Stone calls upon more than 30 years as a sportswriter to offer insight, wisdom, opinion, analysis - and hopefully some humor - regarding the wide world of sports.
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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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