/ (ˈθæŋkfʊlɪ) /

  1. showing gratitude or appreciation

  2. informal fortunately: thankfully she was not injured

usage For thankfully

The use of thankfully to mean fortunately was formerly considered incorrect by many people, but has now become acceptable in informal contexts

Words Nearby thankfully

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How to use thankfully in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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