from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An adverb or adverbial phrase that modifies an entire sentence, especially in establishing the attitude of the speaker or writer, as thankfully in Thankfully, there was enough for everyone.
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- noun grammar An adverb that modifies an entire clause or sentence rather than a single word or phrase.
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