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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOPEFULLY

It seemed an age since he walked so hopefully away from the tent.

"The boys will surely save us," said Matilda Agnes, hopefully.

He took up the one containing the mixture and regarded it hopefully.

"Not that I ain't seen things in my life," went on Asaph, hopefully.

Hopefully, he suggested, "A mirage or sort of a mutual hallucination?"

“Maybe she can get us some breakfast,” said Brown hopefully.

I bore it ill in our happiest hours, when all went well and hopefully with us.'

She told him who she was, hopefully, and was delighted to find that he placed her at once.

"Oh, you know I am here looking for a friend," said Davidson hopefully.

"That is right—I am glad to hear you speak so hopefully," said the Colonel.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "in a hopeful manner," from hopeful + -ly (2). As a replacement for the admittedly awkward it is to be hoped that attested from 1932 but avoided by careful writers.

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