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I am so longing to be domestic,, cooking stew, gardening, hopefully having some children, painting, sitting still in one place.
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Meaning of "hopefully" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HOPEFULLY

hopefully  [ˈhəʊpfʊlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HOPEFULLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hopefully is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES HOPEFULLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hopefully

Hopefully is an adverb which means "in a hopeful manner" or, when used as a disjunct, "it is hoped." Its use as a disjunct has prompted controversy among advocates of linguistic purism or linguistic prescription.

Definition of hopefully in the English dictionary

The definition of hopefully in the dictionary is in a hopeful manner. Other definition of hopefully is it is hoped.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HOPEFULLY


carefully
ˈkeəfʊlɪ
delightfully
dɪˈlaɪtfʊlɪ
faithfully
ˈfeɪθfʊlɪ
forcefully
ˈfɔːsfʊlɪ
fully
ˈfʊlɪ
gracefully
ˈɡreɪsfʊlɪ
gratefully
ˈɡreɪtfʊlɪ
helpfully
ˈhɛlpfʊlɪ
lawfully
ˈlɔːfʊlɪ
painfully
ˈpeɪnfʊlɪ
peacefully
ˈpiːsfʊlɪ
respectfully
rɪˈspɛktfʊlɪ
successfully
səkˈsɛsfʊlɪ
tastefully
ˈteɪstfʊlɪ
thankfully
ˈθæŋkfʊlɪ
thoughtfully
ˈθɔːtfʊlɪ
unhelpfully
ʌnˈhelpfʊlɪ
unhopefully
ʌnˈhəʊpfʊlɪ
wonderfully
ˈwʌndəfʊlɪ
worshipfully
ˈwɜːʃɪpfʊlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HOPEFULLY

hop-o´-my-thumb
hop-picker
hop-picking
hop, skip, and jump
hop, step, and jump
hopbind
hopdog
hope
hope chest
hoped-for
hopeful
hopefulness
Hopeh
Hopei
hopeless
hopelessly
hopelessness
hoper
hopfield
hophead

WORDS THAT END LIKE HOPEFULLY

artfully
awfully
beautifully
blissfully
bully
cheerfully
fruitfully
masterfully
meaningfully
playfully
powerfully
purposefully
rightfully
skillfully
unlawfully
unmercifully
unsuccessfully
usefully
willfully
woefully
wrongfully

Synonyms and antonyms of hopefully in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HOPEFULLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hopefully» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hopefully

Translation of «hopefully» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HOPEFULLY

Find out the translation of hopefully to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hopefully from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hopefully» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

但愿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

con suerte
570 millions of speakers

English

hopefully
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उम्मीद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِالأَمَلِ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

с надеждой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esperançosamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আশা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avec espoir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Semoga berjaya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hoffnungsvoll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

希望を持って
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바라건대
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Muga-muga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hy vọng rằng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आशेने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

inşallah
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fiduciosamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jak dobrze pójdzie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сподіваюся
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în mod încurajator
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ελπίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hopelik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förhoppningsvis
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forhåpentligvis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hopefully

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HOPEFULLY»

The term «hopefully» is very widely used and occupies the 2.618 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HOPEFULLY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hopefully» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hopefully» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hopefully

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10 QUOTES WITH «HOPEFULLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hopefully.
1
Tony Abbott
I think that marriage is, dare I say it, between a man and a woman, hopefully for life and there are all sorts of other relationships which should be acknowledged and recognised, but I don't know that they can be recognised as marriage.
2
Sean Bean
There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters.
3
Eve Best
I am so longing to be domestic,, cooking stew, gardening, hopefully having some children, painting, sitting still in one place.
4
Jayson Blair
Those ethical choices often are made every day at a time, minute by minute in ways that you may not even relate to ethics, so I'm going to walk them through the whole story from that perspective and hopefully they'll be able to walk away with something good from it.
5
Eric Bristow
Hopefully I've given something back to darts, which has been brilliant to me. hopefully I made it a bit popular when I first started; I was part of the breakaway, and I also created a monster, so I think I've done a little bit.
6
Jeremy Bulloch
I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature's Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail.
7
Gary Burton
There are a few things that I will hopefully be credited for as a pioneer. One is my four-mallet playing. Another one is the starting what was first called jazz rock in 1967 when I started my first band, later became jazz fusion by the 1970s.
8
J. C. Chandor
I'm a huge fan of the films of the '70s and even into the '80s, Sidney Lumet, all those films that used what was going on in people's lives as drama. And not only are you entertained, but hopefully have a greater understanding of your world coming out of it.
9
Gary Cherone
You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype.
10
Bradley Cooper
It's beyond my control who's going to cast me or how you're going to pigeonholed, so for me, it's just I want to keep doing different things because I want to get better, so hopefully I'll be hired to do them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HOPEFULLY»

Discover the use of hopefully in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hopefully and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Traveling Hopefully: How to Lose Your Family Baggage and ...
STEP FOUR: CREATE A TRAVELING HOPEFULLY PERSONAL ROAD MAP Here's where the proverbial rubber meets the road on your hopeful travels. The first step has helped you understand how your family legacy has contributed to ...
Libby Gill, 2013
2
To Travel Hopefully
When Christopher Rush's wife died suddenly of cancer, leaving him with two young children, his world fell apart.
Christopher Rush, 2006
3
Travelling Hopefully
For Imogen Redcliffe leaving a man with an incurable disease was unthinkable.
Maggie Makepeace, 2011
4
Travelling hopefully
Philippe Herzog. evaluation ; and public-private partnerships must be formed for research and education to irrigate the economy. As concerns higher education as well as information and logistics platforms, European and global level centres ...
Philippe Herzog, 2006
5
Doing Philosophy
This class of cases can be labeled “Hopefully split infinitives.”The adverb “ hopefully” became popular during the presidency of John Kennedy, who used it frequently in reference to his own attitudes and actions, and a way of making qualified ...
Joel Feinberg, Russ Shafer-Landau, 2007
6
To Travel Hopefully: An Autobiography
This is an account of the personal and professional life of a quiet, perceptive general practitioner and academic with a wide range of interests.
Charles Bridges-Webb, 2005
7
Garner's Modern American Usage
Language-Change Index hopeful for candidate: Stage 4 hopefully. A. Generally. Four points about this word. First, it was widely condemned from the 1960s to the 1980s. Briefly, the objections are that (1) hopefully properly means “in a hopeful ...
Bryan Garner, 2009
8
Bad Language : Are Some Words Better than Others?: Are Some ...
Objections to hopefully sometimes have to do with the apparent meaning of hopefully as “full of hope.” However, this argument is unconvincing because it is so selectively applied. Should we object to the use ofprint to refer to the action ofa  ...
School of Arts and Letters Edwin L. Battistella Dean, and Professor of English Southern Oregon University, 2005
9
Mathematical Writing
Hopefully the weather will clear up before it's time to leave. Then in the early 1960s attacks against "hopefully" began to appear in print. That's about the right lag time for usage controversies, and I looked forward to figuring out how to wield my ...
Donald E. Knuth, Tracy Larrabee, Paul M. Roberts, 1989
10
There's Nothing Wrong With You (Hopefully)
There's Nothing Wrong With You (Hopefully) leaves no doubt whatsoever about Michael Sieben the artist's powers of concentration and observation.
Michael C. Sieben, Upper Playground, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HOPEFULLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hopefully is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Portland's Caleb Porter on Lucas Melano rumors: Timbers will …
“I can't confirm or deny any of those rumors, but hopefully soon,” Porter said. “…I don't think it will be a huge surprise.” READ: Timbers linked ... «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
2
Michael Matthews Q&A: 'Hopefully I can contest some stages at the …
Michael Matthews Q&A: 'Hopefully I can contest some stages at the end of this week'. by Matt de Neef. July 15, 2015. Photography by Kristof Ramon. Supported ... «CyclingTips, Jul 15»
3
Hopefully, more diverse BGPD emerges - Bowling Green Daily News
Clearly, the U.S. Department of Justice doesn't feel the Bowling Green Police Department is working hard enough to make that happen during ... «Bowling Green Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Hopefully you've either updated Java, or removed it from your …
I mean, that's the right thing to have done if you still have Java on your computer - particularly if you have chosen to leave it enabled inside your ... «Graham Cluley Security News, Jul 15»
5
Ganguly hopes IPL can recover from scandal | Sport | 3 News
"Hopefully it will recover and hopefully we will get the IPL back on track." The 2013 IPL season was mired in controversy after police launched ... «3News NZ, Jul 15»
6
Cardinals' Holliday: 'Hopefully, they move (Cueto) to American …
Hopefully, they move him to the American League,” joked Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday on Monday during a press conference at the Westin. «Dayton Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Why Jeb Bush (hopefully) can't just buy the Republican nomination
William F. Buckley famously said that, when it came to Republican primaries, he supported the most conservative candidate among the ones ... «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
8
Hopefully, the Cardinals can recharge over the break
Hopefully, he'll be ready to go when the games resume in four days. It's a real shame that the Birds have had a historic first half of the season ... «Belleville News-Democrat, Jul 15»
9
Fall Is Right Around The Corner – Hopefully
The Galaxy Strikers League (women only) are looking for bowlers. They will have their organizational meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, ... «Ocala, Jul 15»
10
Gov. Nikki Haley: Hopefully the Emanuel Nine are 'feeling proud today'
"I think you can look at the way South Carolina responded to this tragedy, and I think we can all say that, hopefully, the Emanuel Nine are ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»

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