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
And rightly or wrongly, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting, no one is talking much about Crimea, or human rights or political prisoners.
Fifty-one years later, the episode is rightly remembered as one of the best Star Trek outings—perhaps the best.
The bracing ceviches for which Zarate is rightly famous are in full force, too: pristine scallop and sea urchin floating in leche de tigre with fried garlic, or delicate Ensenada sea bass in a yuzu-walnut dressing.
America’s Asian allies are rightly worried that Mr Trump will sacrifice their security for the sake of a dead-end deal.
In some lights, perhaps that looks like the sort of egocentrism more associated (rightly or wrongly) with his great rival, Ronaldo.
Over the last year the #MeToo movement has rightly aimed a spotlight directly on women whose stories needed to be told.
Firstly, that the priority after the Shoah was rightly to rebuild Jewish life, communities and institutions, as well as a new Jewish state.
Since reopening in 2016 following a $50 million renovation, the Speed Museum can rightly compare with any museum in the country outside of the all-time greats.
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RIGHTLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rightly for English Language Learners
: in a way that is correct
: for a good reason : in a way that is proper or appropriate
: with certainty : for sure
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