Definition of thankfully
- spoke thankfully
- graceless stadiums … thankfully going out of fashion
- —R. G. Echevarriá
- thankfully, those opinions are advanced with graceful prose
- —Ken Auletta
The instructions were thankfully simple.
I always receive your calls thankfully.
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before 12th century
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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