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
And if the nation’s collective outrage over mass shootings persists, hopefully the push for wider gun regulation will continue, and in turn, naturally address the issue of firearm suicide.
From: Christo Hey my middle name is Bryan—hopefully that doesn’t count in your theory!
Keen Brexiteers have long hailed the Commonwealth as an alternative to the European Union, most hopefully as a would-be trading bloc, at a time when Europe has been growing a lot more slowly than countries in the Commonwealth.
Bring a picnic, and settle in for a day of arts and culture beneath the area’s (hopefully blooming) cherry blossoms.
With Chromebooks bringing Android apps to a keyboard-and-mouse platform, too, more and more apps will hopefully start to support things like keyboard shortcuts and tab focus.
The museum’s director Kim Sajet says Unseen hopefully will act as a town square.
Better integrated into nearby neighborhoods, Westlawn can hopefully become a case study for community development, and show that improving housing is about more than just the homes.
Afterward, the Song family will stay in Augusta for a day or two and watch some Masters practice rounds, hopefully catching a glimpse of PGA Tour stars Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, two of her favorite players.
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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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