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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of right.

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Examples

  • The Elsinore righted from the shock and reappeared to the eye, full of water from rail to rail.

    CHAPTER XXXVIII

  • The Elsinore righted from the shock and reappeared to the eye, full of water from rail to rail.

    Chapter 38

  • I came away from the 'town-hall meeting' with the rather sad view that the underlying condition of America is lop-sided to the point that it very likely can't be 'righted' - or as a minimum not 'righted' to any angle that any American who has enjoyed an abundant life-style in the past many years will approve of. ian campbell

    Jay Currie

  • "Nothing in politics rights itself," said Yeovil; "things have to be righted, which is a different matter."

    When William Came

  • The water depth across much of the dinghy course is not much over two metres and the Morton Bay mud is dark brown, if you add 1-1. 5 metres of sharp little seas and a capsize ... behold a 'choc-top' as the boats are righted, that is Morton Bay mud on the mast tip.

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  • The Spending Republicans have repeatedly put this nation in debt and the democrats have 'righted' the ship.

    Obama reminds voters of McCain's '100 years' comment

  • ` ` I thought the second half we kind of righted the ship a little bit and played a lot better defense, '' he said, ` ` but a couple of games we seem to be a little out of synch, not quite right.

    USATODAY.com

  • This sound, whatever had caused it, seemed to proclaim the climax of the commotion: for immediately after the _Catamaran_ began to compose herself, the waves caused by her continued rocking gradually grew less, until at length, once more "righted," she lay in her customary position upon the tranquil surface of the sea.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • 'It is quite true that there was a time, and very lately, when I deserved to be so "righted," Mr Rokesmith; but I hope that I shall never deserve it again!'

    Our Mutual Friend

  • "He kind of righted the ship for us when we were going through a struggle and needed a big start," Manuel said of Pelfrey's season.

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