Examples of rightly in a Sentence
If I remember rightly, today is his birthday.
She rightly anticipated a decline in the value of the stock.
He points out, quite rightly, that there are flaws in the theory.
Many people, rightly or wrongly, believe the economy will soon improve.
She rightly admires his paintings.
People are rightly upset about the city's rising crime rate.
Quite rightly, the police commissioner is being blamed for the city's rising crime rate.
She is proud of her children, and rightly so.
Recent Examples of rightly from the Web
Billboard, though, rightly understood that Cher and Celine Dion are the two timeless performers that folks under 35 would be happy to quit eating avocado toast for.
In the second half, Petersen rightly pulled him from the game and let freshman Van Soderberg take over.
The Astros have shown a willingness to complete a deal with Perez as the centerpiece, but the Tigers – rightly – want more in return.
The track has been resurfaced on several occasions since the 1909 overhaul, but rightly retains the Brickyard name.
Human intelligence came primarily from the Byzantines, uncertain allies at best, who both feared crusader intentions (rightly) and recognized the need to come to terms with the Muslim powers in the region.
Undoubtedly an iconoclast, Hefner is rightly remembered as one of the first people to launch a national rebellion against the right-wing moralism of his time.
For example, limiting and decentralizing government power can help reduce the harm caused by voter ignorance and prejudice – including the xenophobic populist nationalism that Wilkinson rightly fears.
Gleason rightly pointed out that some states have had medical-marijuana dispensaries for more than a decade.
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First Known Use of rightly
before 12th century
Synonymsappositely, appropriately, congruously, correctly, duly, fittingly, happily, meetly, right, properly, suitably
Antonymsimproperly, inappropriately, incongruously, incorrectly, unseemly, unsuitably, wrongly
Related Wordswell; acceptably, adequately, passably, satisfactorily, tolerably; decently, decorously
Near Antonymsunacceptably, unsatisfactorily; inopportunely, unfortunately, unseasonably; inappositely, inaptly, irrelevantly; awkwardly, ungracefully
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