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- adv. Rightly (correctly or justly); rightfully.
- adv. By a rightward path; rightwards, rightwardly; clockwise (in a clockwise manner).
- adj. Rightward (to or from the right side); on the right side.
- adj. Clockwise, moving clockwise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Righteous.
- transitive v. To make righteous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as righteous.
God will have it so; for there should never man have drawn out this sword, but he that shall be rightwise king of this land.
Christmas, upon pain of cursing; and for this cause, that Jesus, that was born on that night, that he would of his great mercy show some miracle, as he was come to be king of mankind, for to show some miracle who should be rightwise king of this realm.
Hellenes carry the hand from the left to the right, the Egyptians do this from the right to the left; and doing so they say that they do it themselves rightwise and the Hellenes leftwise: and they use two kinds of characters for writing, of which the one kind is called sacred and the other common. 278 37.
“Whoso pulleth this sword of this stone and anvil,” he intoned, “is rightwise King born of all Britain.”
'He that is rightwise born ruler of Britain is not here,' said the archbishop at length, 'but doubt not he shall come in God's good time.
Latin, which a clerk read forth, which said, 'Whoso pulleth this sword out of this stone and wedge of steel is rightwise born King of all
Written in gold about the sword were letters that read thus: "Whoso pulleth out this sword from this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England."
Christmas time, since God of His great mercy would at that time show by miracle who should be rightwise king of the realm.
The sword had letters of gold written on it, which read: "Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England."
` ` For God will have it so, '' said Ector; ` ` never man should have drawn out this sword but he that shall be rightwise king of this land.