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Meaning of hopefully

hope•ful•ly

Pronunciation: (hōp'fu-lē), [key]
— adv.
  1. in a hopeful manner: We worked hopefully and energetically, thinking we might finish first.
  2. it is hoped; if all goes well: Hopefully, we will get to the show on time.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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