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Definitions of hopefully

  1.   it is hoped; " hopefully the weather will be fine on Sunday"
  2.   With pleasant anticipation; with confidence; as, he continued on his way hopefully.
  3.   In a manner to raise hope.
  4.   with hope; in a hopeful manner; " we searched hopefully for a good position"

Antonyms for hopefully

hopelessly.

Quotes of hopefully

  1. We knew what we were up against, but we were going to go down fighting. Hopefully people back home remember that we got this far. We've got nothing to be ashamed about. – John Atkinson
  2. I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play- a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period. – Kathy Bates
  3. I maintain that if there is such a thing as a true and honest environmentalist, it's people like Slim and hopefully me, who have been caretakers of the land all our lives, along with the generations before us. – Wilford Brimley
  4. I don't know of too many double Christmas albums, so it is something that's new, and hopefully will be fun, and there's plenty of stuff out there to cut. – Garth Brooks
  5. I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully people will watch my movies. – Leonardo DiCaprio
  6. Hopefully as a band, it will grow and develop for a good length of time. – Trevor Dunn
  7. I like the platform to show your art and everything that goes along with that. To show your voice and hopefully find films that are more politically driven, films that maybe inspire. – Antoine Fuqua
  8. Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully in value. – Louis L'Amour
  9. I think you just have to appreciate who you are and hopefully they can see what a superhero is about. – Lucy Liu
  10. I can only speak for myself, and hope people hear my words and see me on television speaking for myself. And, hopefully they'll be able to make their own judgment. And at the end of the day, I just want my work to speak for itself. – Jennifer Lopez
  11. I have been extremely pleased to support the Trust's work in the Lupus Unit ever since. Personal experience also motivated me to become involved to help raise the awareness of the disease and hopefully thereby improve the speed of diagnosis. – Elaine Paige
  12. Hopefully people can look at our band and see that we're a heavy rock band. We're definitely not a metal band, but we're a band that focuses on meaningful lyrics and melody. – Adam Rich
  13. I'd like to see myself married with a child and hopefully still involved in the entertainment business as an actor who is also able to write a bit and direct some projects. – Fred Savage
  14. Well first of all you have to make the character strong so that people can follow that. And then hopefully that character can integrate with the background of the social situation that people can recognize. – Oliver Stone
  15. You're always in a different headspace when you make each record, so hopefully they're all different. You just pick up things that you wish you hadn't done on the first one. – Keith Urban

Usage examples for hopefully

  1. “ " He'll be here in a minute or two, probably," Grandaddy Beaver said hopefully for all he looked a bit anxious. ” – The Tale of Ferdinand Frog by Arthur Scott Bailey
  2. The committee looked hopefully at Bobby. ” – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  3. “ " Oh, but she doesn't know Spunk," Billy had observed then, hopefully – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  4. It was Mudge who spoke up hopefully – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  5. Upon the death of James, in 1625, the nation turned hopefully to the young prince, who thus far had pleased them in many ways. ” – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  6. Already he felt himself a new man, and spoke hopefully and cheerfully. ” – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  7. Or else," she added hopefully I'll take you both down home. ” – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  8. The Old Man examined their contents and said hopefully I reckon that's enough; he don't need much. ” – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  9. But although he spoke hopefully he turned his head again and again towards the glare of light above Omdurman. ” – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  10. Officers and men glanced at one another more hopefully – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  11. “ " We might even set it to go a little fast," suggested Ermie hopefully – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  12. And hopefully about us. ” – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  13. “ " Perhaps he will, sir," said Jack hopefully – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  14. He smoked hopefully for a half hour or so. ” – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  15. Still suspecting something out of the ordinary course of events, I waited hopefully for our next meeting at supper- time. ” – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  16. “ " I guess not," said Betty hopefully but they might break my spine. ” – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  17. The battle of Gemblours was its death- blow, and before the end of a month, the union thus hopefully constructed was shattered for ever. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  18. She paused hopefully but met with only silence. ” – The Sound of Silence by Barbara Constant
  19. “ Mergy, who was less hopefully inclined, said: Alas, will you be in time? ” – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  20. “ " I understand," replied Burt a trifle more hopefully – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney

Idioms for hopefully