Phrases with "hopefully"

The inhabitants of San Sebastian will not hesitate to say that it is the prettiest town in Spain, and I do not know that they could be hopefully contradicted. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

H. G. Wells Perhaps Stockholm, reconditioned under a Socialist regime, may claim to be an exception; Vienna was doing hopefully until its spirit was broken by Dollfuss and the Catholic reaction. The New World Order by H. G. Wells

F. Scott Fitzgerald He could imitate, he could adorn, he could be enthusiastic, he could be hopefully constructive. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

H. Rider Haggard Though she spoke hopefully about it to him, she had little faith in his getting over his passion for Angela now. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

And I engaged myself, as I told you, in a moment of emotion, and then hopefully set to work to make the best of it. At Twickenham by Ella D'Arcy [1897]

Wilkie Collins She returned, saying that he was in bed, and in a deep, heavy sleep; and predicting hopefully that he would wake up quite well the next morning. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Larose had thought hopefully that proceeding in the direction Joe Carrabin had taken him, when supposedly going after duck that morning, would have led to some quick discovery. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Only let me love you, looking forward hopefully to the day in-which you may learn to love me. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

H. G. Wells He had been routing among the piled newspapers under the kitchen dresser, and had turned quite hopefully and taken the thing. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Robert Louis Stevenson Wherever he appears in history his speech is loud, angry, and hostile; there is no peace in his life, and little tenderness; he is always sounding hopefully to the front for some rough enterprise. Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy The birds began to get lively, and a single thrush came just before sunset each evening, and sang hopefully on the large elm-tree which stood nearest to Mrs. Newberry’s house. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

You see even I can talk hopefully of the future, though I am an old woman; but you, who are only fifteen, have a long life before you, and it is time you began to look forward to it. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Thomas Hardy She continued: ‘And he was only saying so hopefully the day before the fire, that he wouldn’t for the world let any one else give me away to you when we are married. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

We are so fond of each other; you know, Richard, we are all the world to each other; and my poor darling looks so hopefully forward to the day in which he will have Mr. de Crespigny’s fortune. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Charles Kingsley So went on a few days more, hopefully enough, without any outbreak, till one morning, just after they had passed the Sargasso-beds. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

George Gissing I can as good as promise you that Bella will wait hopefully to see her friend again. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

H. G. Wells And there is no other audience in the world to which I would make these suggestions more willingly and more hopefully than I do to you. World Brain by H. G. Wells [1938]

Abraham Merri What I want to do quick is to find the Golden Girl, Doc. Haven’t seen her on the wall lately, have you?” he queried, hopefully fantastic. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Elizabeth Von Arnim Our carnations are in there,” he continued, hopefully pointing to the third door. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

He had wanted, so to speak, to see me under fire, and he had looked hopefully for me to make some little slip that would have put him in the way of getting the information he required. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Rafael Sabatini See it done, Sakr-el-Bahr.” The corsair would have renewed his pleadings, but that his eye caught the eager white face of Marzak and the gleaming expectant eyes, looking so hopefully for his ruin. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

We rode on hopefully but uneventfully for another mile or so. The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

H. G. Wells He spoke very hopefully of the American outlook. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

H. G. Wells We may begin upon this complex most hopefully by picking out a few of the conspicuous and typical elements and using them as a basis for an exhaustive classification. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

H. G. Wells He wanted a world revolution and everything completely upside down more passionately but much less hopefully than Rudie. He had the advantage of eight or nine years of experience. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Can I have the weapon locked up, Glenlitten?” he concluded, turning away and looking hopefully towards the tray of cocktails which Parkins was bringing in. The Glenlitten Murder by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1929]

Edith Wharton The difficulty of finding another opening made him fear a break; and his thoughts turned hopefully to Elmer Moffatt’s hint of a “deal. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

George Gissing She was much more amiable in her demeanour, more cheerful in mind; she dropped the habit of irony, and talked hopefully of Lashmar’s prospects. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Willa Cather She left the chair where she had hopefully settled herself for comfort, took up a feather duster and began moving distractedly about the room, brushing the surface of the furniture. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Charles Dickens Nevertheless, after the compass, this phrase was all the clue the party had to hold by, and Idle clung to the extreme end of it as hopefully as he could. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

Henry James I used to look out for her hopefully as I crossed the sala in my comings and goings, but I was not rewarded with a glimpse of the tail of her dress. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Again he could look hopefully towards the goal of his legitimate ambition. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

George Meredith Thus the Philosopher. Our partner is our master, and I submit, hopefully looking for release with my Emilia, in the day when Italy reddens the sky with the banners of a land revived. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Mark Twain Mind, I myself am a Simplified Speller; I belong to that unhappy guild that is patiently and hopefully trying to reform our drunken old alphabet by reducing his whiskey. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Virginia Woolf What do we seek through millions of pages? Still hopefully turning the pages — oh, here is Jacob’s room. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf [1920]

Mr. Pincherle writes to me hopefully about his practical studies of Gypsy life in Trieste. As regards Orientalism in England generally I simply despair of it. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

Arnold Bennett It struck him hopefully that Stifford might go forth for orders. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

H. G. Wells It wilted a little during the World War, but revived again very hopefully in the decade of hectic and uncertain expansion that followed. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Wilkie Collins I received a few lines from him, after the landing of the expedition in Honduras, written more cheerfully and hopefully than he has written yet. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

Olaf Stapledon Twelve years she had grown from a microbe inside you, a mere parasite, to become a bright young human individual, hopefully learning with laughter and tears the high art of womanhood. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

The commissioner whistled lowly, and his eyes grew hopefully bright. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]