not rightly

idiom

informal
: not with certainty : not for sure
I don't rightly know where she went.
I can't rightly say what happened.

Examples of not rightly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fearing the artifacts did not rightly belong to their late father, the family checked the FBI's publicly-accessible National Stolen Art File, where their fears were confirmed. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2024 If Trump claims a victory that is not rightly his, a few marches in the streets will not be an adequate response. David Brooks, Star Tribune, 4 Sep. 2020

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“Not rightly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20rightly. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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