thankfully

/ (ˈθæŋkfʊlɪ) /

adverb

showing gratitude or appreciation
informal fortunatelythankfully she was not injured

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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
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