showing gratitude or appreciation
informal fortunately: thankfully she was not injured
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How to use thankfully in a sentence
thankfully there were no casualties—the driver managed to stop the train immediately.
thankfully, his assistant knows these roads like the back of his hand.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
thankfully, someone was there to capture this “jit going ham,” as the cameraman put it.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
While anti-Semitism in the United States is thankfully at all time lows, it was not always like this.
thankfully, Aquaman is there to save the situation and give her a pep talk, while she clutches a teddy bear.
But second best things might be better than no good things at all, if only one made up one's mind to accept them thankfully.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
She was friendless now, her daughter having died, and she thankfully came to be as a mother to Ramona.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
The bicycle courier receives a fee very thankfully and no doubt this constitutes his chief source of revenue for service rendered.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Any notes of legends, or suggestions of any kind, forwarded to my address as below, will be thankfully received and acknowledged.
When Cash's thumb healed so that he could hold a pencil with some comfort, Bud thankfully relinquished the task.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower