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thankfully

adverb
     
thank‧ful‧ly
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 glad about something, especially because a difficult situation has ended or been avoided:
We came in and collapsed thankfully onto our beds.

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