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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hope·ful·ly /ˈhopfəli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hope·ful a.
 1. Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant.
    Men of their own natural inclination hopeful and strongly conceited.   --Hooker.
 2. Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect. Hopeful scholars.”
 -- Hope*ful*ly, adv. -- Hope*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: with hope; in a hopeful manner; "we searched hopefully for a
             good position" [ant: hopelessly]
      2: it is hoped; "hopefully the weather will be fine on Sunday"