from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb In a correct manner; properly.
- adverb With honesty; justly.
- adverb Informal Really.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In a straight or right line; directly.
- According to justice, duty, or the divine will; uprightly; honestly; virtuously.
- Properly; fitly; suitably: as, a person rightly named.
- According to truth or fact; not erroneously; correctly: as, he has rightly conjectured.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb obsolete Straightly; directly; in front.
- adverb According to justice; according to the divine will or moral rectitude; uprightly.
- adverb Properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately.
- adverb According to truth or fact; correctly; not erroneously; exactly.
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Aright, in a rightmanner, correctly
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb with honesty
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There he was a minute or two since, seated by that cannon, apparently an attentive and much edified auditor of a discussion we were holding on the celebrated theory of a certain bishop of your own country; which theory, rightly considered -- mind, I say _rightly considered_ -- neighbor
It hath been therefore a great felicity to these kingdoms, that the heirs to titles and large estates, have a weakness in their eyes, a tenderness in their constitutions, are not able to bear the pain and indignity of whipping; and as the mother rightly expresses it, could never take to their book; yet are well enough qualified to sign a receipt for half a year's rent, to put their names (_rightly spelt_) to
The Great Depression of the 1930s -- the last time the term rightly applied -- was industrial capitalism's worst calamity.
And we heard a very stinging response from the Palestinians already to what you called rightly a sweeping statement by Ariel Sharon.
"Wage of Sin," all bound alike, don't make what I call a rightly differentiated lib'ry.
The BBC and Britain rightly have very little influence on the only true democracy in the Middle East.
Their balls had always been a hit with both the Four Hundred and the gossip-hungry press, so Mrs. Bradley-Martin rightly divined a gigantic ball held that winter would go over just as easily.
She, quite rightly, is suing the government for its unconscionable treatment of her.
Henrietta Twycross-Martin rightly compares it to a Fred Astaire movie.
This is, of course, completely ridiculous, and Joe Klein rightly calls out McCain, saying: They'd be taking a country?