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Usage examples for hopefully

  1. " Oh, but she doesn't know Spunk," Billy had observed then, hopefully. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  2. " I guess not," said Betty hopefully, " but they might break my spine. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  3. He smoked hopefully for a half hour or so. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  4. 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
  5. " We might even set it to go a little fast," suggested Ermie hopefully. – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  6. It was Mudge who spoke up hopefully. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  7. Mergy, who was less hopefully inclined, said: Alas, will you be in time? – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  8. 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
  9. " Perhaps he will, sir," said Jack hopefully. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  10. She paused hopefully, but met with only silence. – The Sound of Silence by Barbara Constant
  11. " 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
  12. Or else," she added hopefully, " I'll take you both down home. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. The committee looked hopefully at Bobby. – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  16. " I understand," replied Burt a trifle more hopefully. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  17. 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
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