thankfully

adverb

thank·​ful·​ly ˈthaŋk-f(ə-)lē How to pronounce thankfully (audio)
1
: in a thankful manner
spoke thankfully
2
: as makes one thankful
graceless stadiums … thankfully going out of fashionR. G. Echevarriá
thankfully, those opinions are advanced with graceful proseKen Auletta

Examples of thankfully in a Sentence

The instructions were thankfully simple. I always receive your calls thankfully.
Recent Examples on the Web Organizing your kitchen is quite the task, and thankfully, Amazon is a treasure trove for all things storage and organization related. Alicia Geigel, Southern Living, 16 July 2024 The participants in the new study did not—thankfully—experience any long-term side effects, at least for up to one year post-exposure. Saima S. Iqbal, Scientific American, 3 July 2024 That’s in addition to several running storylines that feel like season-long arcs, but apparently will stretch into a fourth season that thankfully has already been ordered and was even shot back-to-back with the third. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 June 2024 Shade on the island is, thankfully, plentiful, but in the warmer months, guests will want to prioritize a swim or snorkeling excursion in the turquoise sea. Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 10 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for thankfully 

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of thankfully was before the 12th century

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“Thankfully.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thankfully. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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