Thankfully
Thankful Thank"ful, a. [AS. [thorn]ancfull.] 1. Obtaining or deserving thanks; thankworthy. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Ladies, look here; this is the thankful glass That mends the looker's eyes; this is the well That washes what it shows. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

2. Impressed with a sense of kindness received, and ready to acknowledge it; grateful. [1913 Webster]

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name. --Ps. c. 4. [1913 Webster] -- {Thank"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Thank"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • thankfully — has been used as an ordinary adverb of manner since Anglo Saxon times, and is still current in this meaning: • ‘Until Friday,’ said Mrs Marsh, and shut the door thankfully behind her Anita Brookner, 1992. Since the 1960s, it has developed the… …   Modern English usage

  • thankfully — [thaŋk′fə lē] adv. 1. in a thankful way 2. one is or should be thankful (that) [thankfully, the child was found] * * * See thankful. * * * …   Universalium

  • thankfully — thankfully; un·thankfully; …   English syllables

  • thankfully — [thaŋk′fə lē] adv. 1. in a thankful way 2. one is or should be thankful (that) [thankfully, the child was found] …   English World dictionary

  • thankfully — ► ADVERB 1) in a thankful manner. 2) fortunately …   English terms dictionary

  • thankfully — adverb Date: before 12th century 1. in a thankful manner < spoke thankfully > 2. as makes one thankful < graceless stadiums…thankfully going out of fashion R. G. Echevarriá > < thankfully, those opinions are advanced with graceful prose Ken… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thankfully — [[t]θæ̱ŋkfʊli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You use thankfully in order to express approval or happiness about a statement that you are making. Thankfully, she was not injured... The next day dawned, thankfully with a drop in wind and waves …   English dictionary

  • thankfully — thank|ful|ly [ˈθæŋkfəli] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] used to say that you are glad that something has happened, especially because a difficult situation has ended or been avoided ▪ Thankfully, I managed to pay off all my debts before we got married …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thankfully — thank|ful|ly [ θæŋkfəli ] adverb 1. ) used for saying you are pleased that something unpleasant is no longer happening or did not happen: Thankfully the boys are safe. 2. ) in a grateful way: They thankfully accepted the soup and warm clothing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thankfully — adverb 1》 in a thankful manner. 2》 fortunately. Usage Thankfully has long been used to mean ‘in a thankful manner’. Since the 1960s it has also been used to mean ‘fortunately’, as in thankfully, we didn t have to wait. Although this use is… …   English new terms dictionary

  • thankfully — adverb 1 (sentence adverb) used to say that you are glad that something has happened, especially because a difficult situation has ended or been avoided: Thankfully, I managed to pay off all my debts before we got married. 2 feeling grateful and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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