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hopefully

American English: /ˈhoʊpfəli/
British English: /ˈhəʊpfʊli/
, /ˈhəʊpf(ə)li/

adverb

  • 1 (in hopeful way) the dog looked hopefully at its master
    el perro miró expectante a su dueño
    can you pay me in dollars? she asked hopefully
    —¿puedes pagarme en dólares? —preguntó esperanzada
    Example sentences
    • Even the most hopefully titled song turns out to catalogue misery and disaster.
    • Several of our clients are looking hopefully at this new circuit with some expected performance increases.
  • 2 (sentence adv) [criticized usage]hopefully, Jim will have remembered
    es de esperar que Jim se haya acordado
    when do you leave? — hopefully, on Friday
    ¿cuándo te vas? — el viernes, espero or si Dios quiere
    methods which, hopefully, will speed up production
    métodos que, se espera, aceleren la producción
    Example sentences
    • The revision has already had an impact on research, hopefully in a positive manner.
    • We got in touch with Umbro and hopefully they took some of our suggestions on board.
    • I have never had the best of luck in Old Firm games and hopefully I can start to turn that.
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