thankfully


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thank·ful

 (thăngk′fəl)
adj.
1. Aware and appreciative of a benefit; grateful.
2. Expressive of gratitude: a thankful smile.

thank′ful·ly adv.
thank′ful·ness n.

thankfully

(ˈθæŋkfʊlɪ)
adv
1. showing gratitude or appreciation
2. informal fortunately: thankfully she was not injured.
Usage: The use of thankfully to mean fortunately was formerly considered incorrect by many people, but has now become acceptable in informal contexts
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thankfully - in a thankful manner; with thanks; "he accepted thankfully my apologies"
2.thankfully - let us be thankful that; "thankfully he didn't come to the party"
Translations
بِشُكْرٍ، مُعَبِّرا عن شُكْرِه
rádvděčně
meî òakklæti
hvaležno
minnetleşükranla

thankfully

[ˈθæŋkfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= fortunately) → gracias a Dios, afortunadamente
thankfully, someone had called the policemenos mal que alguien había llamado a la policía, gracias a Dios or afortunadamente, alguien había llamado a la policía
thankfully for my family, I wasn't hurtafortunadamente or por suerte para mi familia, no resulté herido
2. (= gratefully) he accepted the drink thankfullyaceptó la bebida agradecido

thankfully

[ˈθæŋkfʊli] adv
(= with relief) → avec soulagement
We sat down thankfully → Nous nous sommes assis avec soulagement.
(= fortunately) → heureusement
Thankfully, there were few victims → Il y eut fort heureusement peu de victimes.
(= gratefully) → avec reconnaissance

thankfully

advdankbar, voller Dankbarkeit; thankfully, no real harm has been donezum Glück ist kein wirklicher Schaden entstanden; thankfully for my family I wasn’t hurtzum Glück für meine Familie war ich unverletzt

thankfully

[ˈθæŋkflɪ] adv (gratefully) → con riconoscenza; (with relief) → con sollievo
thankfully there were few victims → grazie al cielo ci sono state poche vittime

thank

(θӕŋk) verb
to express appreciation or gratitude to (someone) for a favour, service, gift etc. He thanked me for the present; She thanked him for inviting her.
ˈthankful adjective
grateful; relieved and happy. He was thankful that the journey was over; a thankful sigh.
ˈthankfully adverb
ˈthankfulness noun
ˈthankless adjective
for which no-one is grateful. Collecting taxes is a thankless task.
ˈthanklessly adverb
ˈthanklessness noun
thanks noun plural
expression(s) of gratitude. I really didn't expect any thanks for helping them.
interjection
thank you. Thanks (very much) for your present; Thanks a lot!; No, thanks; Yes, thanks.
ˈthanksgiving noun
the act of giving thanks, especially to God, eg in a church service. a service of thanksgiving.
Thanksˈgiving noun
(also Thanksgiving Day) in the United States, a special day (the fourth Thursday in November) for giving thanks to God.
thanks to
because of. Thanks to the bad weather, our journey was very uncomfortable.
thank you
I thank you. Thank you (very much) for your present; No, thank you.
References in classic literature ?
With Mr Blifil's consent therefore he wrote the next morning to Mr Western, acquainting him that his nephew had very thankfully and gladly received the proposal, and would be ready to wait on the young lady, whenever she should be pleased to accept his visit.
But his intention, the kindness of his intention, was thankfully acknowledged: quite thankfully and warmly, for she was elevated beyond the common timidity of her mind by the flow of her love for William.
The remembrance of Rebecca was so vivid that their sister Aurelia's letter was something of a shock to the quiet, elderly spinsters of the brick house; for it said that Hannah could not possibly be spared for a few years yet, but that Rebecca would come as soon as she could be made ready; that the offer was most thankfully appreciated, and that the regular schooling and church privileges, as well as the influence of the Sawyer home, would doubtless be "the making of Rebecca"
He may have been kind to her in past years--and she may remember him thankfully.
Yet I could not but perceive that she was at times unhappy and dissatisfied with herself or her position, and truly I myself was not quite contented with the latter: this assumption of brotherly nonchalance was very hard to sustain, and I often felt myself a most confounded hypocrite with it all; I saw too, or rather I felt, that, in spite of herself, 'I was not indifferent to her,' as the novel heroes modestly express it, and while I thankfully enjoyed my present good fortune, I could not fail to wish and hope for something better in future; but, of course, I kept such dreams entirely to myself.
I could have no hesitation in thankfully accepting the offer, for if I acquitted myself of my commission as I hoped I should, the result would be a permanent engagement on the illustrated newspaper, to which I was now only occasionally attached.
But, my daughter,'' said Isaac, ``to leave him who hath come forth like a strong man with his spear and shield, holding his life as nothing, so he might redeem thy captivity; and thou, too, the daughter of a people strange unto him and his this is service to be thankfully acknowledged.
The creature probably glowed with a gratitude that amounted to prayer, too, at this moment, but it was premature: for when he started thankfully to travel off, Tom turned him aside with a pin and made him take a new direction.
Elizabeth most thankfully consented, and a servant was dispatched to Longbourn to acquaint the family with her stay and bring back a supply of clothes.
This was a case beyond his mark; however, he comforted the old woman with a promise that he would endeavor to procure something to relieve her, at the fort on the Wallah-Wallah, and would bring it on his return; with which assurance her husband was so well satisfied, that he presented the captain with a colt, to be killed as provisions for the journey: a medical fee which was thankfully accepted.
After some time they received an offer of tea from one of their neighbours; it was thankfully accepted, and this introduced a light conversation with the gentleman who offered it, which was the only time that anybody spoke to them during the evening, till they were discovered and joined by Mr.
I'm just tired out -- that is what is the matter with me," she said, when she thankfully found herself alone in her own room.