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hopefully

hope·ful·ly

hopefully

 
pronunciation:
hop f li
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a hopeful manner.
Having made his request, the boy looked at his mother hopefully.
definition 2: it is hoped; if we are lucky; if all goes well.
Hopefully, the construction will be finished before school reopens in September.