deservedly so

idiom

used to say that someone or something should have been treated a certain way
He has been accused of being selfish, and deservedly so.

Examples of deservedly so in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only are three teams battling for that place, but underdogs Bologna FC are the ones currently occupying it — and deservedly so. Daniele Proch, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 And deservedly so: The 59-foot heave Strus hit to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 121-119 win against the Dallas Mavericks is the longest game-winner in the NBA’s shot clock era. Chris Manning, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 That sounds like a man who wants to get paid, and deservedly so. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 13 Feb. 2024 But the level of giddy in the Golden 1 Center locker room after their 126-121 win over the Kings on Thursday night was high even for them and deservedly so. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Jan. 2024 Noah Gray Travis Kelce gets a lot of attention, and deservedly so. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 9 Feb. 2024 His name has been mentioned for offensive rookie of the year honors, and deservedly so. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 Odette’s first entrance is greeted by an ascending parp of brass on the soundtrack, and deservedly so. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 22 Dec. 2023 As the title character, Alonso is now the star of the show, deservedly so in a role that fits him perfectly. Veronica Villafañe, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023

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“Deservedly so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deservedly%20so. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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