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果たして [はたして] (hatashite)
    Meaning: really, as was expected
    Example: is it really true?
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #1187   果たして本当だろうか? 
Is it really true?  
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(dc)
ex #3099   果たしてまた会うことができるだろうか。 
Would we ever meet again?  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3100   彼は果たして成功した。 
He succeeded as I had expected that he would.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3101   あいつは果たして失敗した。 
That guy failed, as I had expected that he would.  
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ex #3956   あなたの言う事が果たして事実なのか調べてみよう。 
We will check to see what you have said is really the truth.  
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(Miki)
ex #3957   だめだろうと思っていたが果たして失敗だった。 
I was afraid it would not work out well and sure enough it failed.  
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(Miki)
ex #3958   経営陣は果たして本気で我々のボーナスについて考えようとしてるのか、それとも単に口先だけだったのだろうか。 
Is management really going to consider our bonus, or was that just lip service?  
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(Miki)

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anonymousIs this similar to yappari? 
MikiYes, I think so as for ex#3100 and #3101.
While ex#1187 and #3099 imply a slight suspicious mind or assumption. So these are similar to hontouni 本当に.
 
dc使い果たして seems to be a frequent set phrase meaning to "use up; exhaust". Is this related to hatashite as a grammar construct? ie the implication is "used up as we expected" ? 
semooplz told us!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Mikiex#4265- #4277 these 果たす are different meaning from the entry. 
bamboo4Those 使い果たす examples do not belong here.They should be set up in a separate head.
 
christIn response to dc's question...
There are 2 uses with slightly different essence:
1. as we expected
2. to accomplish, finish
You can see that accomplish and as we expected have similarities.
 
kikkoroFor this item of grammar, 果たして is to be used as the adverb of the sentense. 果たす,使い果たす are verb so they are out of scope. 

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