- 1in a hopeful manner
- 2used to express a desire or wish
Using hopefully: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hopefully" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
Hopefully, we'll arrive on time.
Hopefully, I'll get the job.
Hopefully, the weather will be good for our trip.
hopefully Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with hopefully
a closing in a letter expressing hope for the recipient's well-being or success
I look forward to hearing from you soon. Hopefully yours, John.
a twist on the traditional 'happily ever after' ending of fairy tales, emphasizing the hope and optimism for a positive future
The movie ended with the couple walking off into the sunset, hopefully ever after.
an expression of hope and anticipation, often used when waiting for news or an outcome
With fingers crossed and hopefully, she waited for the results of her exam.
Origins of hopefully
from 'hope' + '-ful' + '-ly'
Summary: hopefully in Brief
The adverb 'hopefully' [ˈhoʊpfəli] expresses a desire or wish, often used at the beginning of a sentence. It can also mean 'in a hopeful manner.' Examples include 'Hopefully, we'll arrive on time,' and 'Hopefully, I'll get the job.' Phrases like 'hopefully yours' and 'hopefully ever after' emphasize hope and optimism.