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
Keep in mind, though, Lue rightly started Thompson in Game 7 against the Pacers, and Thompson helped save the season with 15 points and 10 boards.
And a case like this where of course the bride is a U.S. citizen, that really ups the interest of our American colleagues — quite rightly.
Well, the Trump administration is fully engaged with our Israeli ally and rightly so.
Kapler rightly attributed the team’s success to his players’ performance.
Gun control activists might rightly lament the nation’s short attention span, which shifted outrage to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in April.
Alan Turing is rightly famed for his contributions to computer science.
The 25-year-old Harris might be rightly considered a bigger but poor man’s version of Leonard, and Beverley is the kind of dogged perimeter defender the Spurs covet.
The scandal has rightly provoked calls for an overhaul of migration enforcement.
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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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