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
Many reasons come to mind, including spectacular settings and the tolerant atmosphere that urban scholar Richard Florida rightly says attracts talented people.
Scully, who Enberg always rightly referred to as baseball’s poet laureate, could make a nothing August affair seem like a tie in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded in the seventh game of the World Series.
West also rightly points out that class, patriarchy and economics are all inextricably interwoven into the ball of yarn that is white supremacy.
Like Mr Xi, Mr Trong rightly believes that corruption threatens the party’s survival.
As David French has already rightly pointed out on NRO, this seat wasn’t snatched for the Left by a sudden groundswell of progressive support among Alabama voters.
Juanita Fitzgerald, the fragile Eustis woman thrown out of her subsidized apartment last week — and then spent two days in the Lake County Jail on a trespassing charge, which was rightly dropped — absolutely needs some help from officialdom.
Museums are rightly celebrated as places of wonder and curiosity, and also science and learning.
But overall Nadal is—rightly—thrilled with his 2017.
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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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