rightly

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adverb right·ly \ ˈrīt-lē \

Definition of rightly

1 :in accordance with right conduct :fairly, justly
2 :in the right or proper manner :properly, fittingly
3 :according to truth or fact :correctly, exactly

Examples of rightly in a Sentence

  1. If I remember rightly, today is his birthday.

  2. She rightly anticipated a decline in the value of the stock.

  3. He points out, quite rightly, that there are flaws in the theory.

  4. Many people, rightly or wrongly, believe the economy will soon improve.

  5. She rightly admires his paintings.

  6. People are rightly upset about the city's rising crime rate.

  7. Quite rightly, the police commissioner is being blamed for the city's rising crime rate.

  8. She is proud of her children, and rightly so.

Recent Examples of rightly from the Web

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First Known Use of rightly

before 12th century



RIGHTLY Defined for English Language Learners

rightly

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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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