from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a righteous or upright manner; rightly; worthily; justly.
  • Aright; properly; well.
  • Rightfully; deservedly; by right.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a righteous manner.

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  • adverb In a righteous manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a righteous manner


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  • Occasionally, services presented their claims; and many instances occur in which old officers of the army, in particular, received a species of reward, by a patent for land, the fees being duly paid, and the Indian title righteously

    Wyandott��, Or, the Hutted Knoll

  • It creates a situation where Whites can dismiss the need for race-based identity and call righteously for a "color-blind" approach.

    Inside Higher Ed

  • With arguments often eerily reminiscent of old rationales for black oppression, gays and lesbians remain openly, legally and even, 'righteously', discriminated against.

    Michael Henry Adams: Celebrating Homo-Harlem

  • Says I to wife -- standin 'beside him one day, and he black in the face -- says I, "Wife," says I, "I reckon you an' me better try to live mo 'righteously' n what we've been doin ', or he'll be took from us. "

    Sonny, a Christmas Guest

  • "righteously" or justly, in relation to our neighbor; "godly" or piously, in relation to God (not merely amiably and justly, but something higher, godly, with love and reverence toward God).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The weathered face on TV, the weathered voice on radio, the Camel cigarette, his decision to end his adulterous affair with Pamela Churchill when his son was born, his savvy baritone as he righteously confronted Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

    Cool Is as Cool Was

  • That means there will be hearings with lots of GOP members righteously wanting to know why the program was canceled.

    Gray, Brown differ on school vouchers

  • Mr. Roche was righteously indignant over this blatant lack of due diligence and ordered one each of the "approved" snow tires shipped to the artist, who would have the freedom to decide which snow-tire pattern would be immortalized in the Official Cadillac Christmas Card.

    Life Lessons From the Car Guy

  • There was a previous thread on the evil of Che Guevara in which the righties were self-righteously denouncing Che for his crimes.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Competing Explanations for the Oppressive Nature of Socialism

  • Chicken-suited street musician plays "What is Love" on Melodica, rocks righteously (video)

    Boing Boing


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