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Definitions for rightly
ˈraɪt liright·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rightly, justly, justifiedlyadverb

    with honesty

    "he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time"

Wiktionary

  1. rightlyadverb

    Aright, in a right manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rightlyadverb

    straightly; directly; in front

    Etymology: [AS. richtlice.]

  2. Rightlyadverb

    according to justice; according to the divine will or moral rectitude; uprightly; as, duty rightly performed

    Etymology: [AS. richtlice.]

  3. Rightlyadverb

    properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately

    Etymology: [AS. richtlice.]

  4. Rightlyadverb

    according to truth or fact; correctly; not erroneously; exactly

    Etymology: [AS. richtlice.]

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rightly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2899

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rightly' in Adverbs Frequency: #348

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rightly in a Sentence

  1. El Hillo:

    So it is safe to assume that more people will be heading to Europe, and rightly so, because the countries that have so generously been hosting these refugees – Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt - are also reaching  - in the case of some of them - a breaking point.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Freeze, freeze in the winter, if you really want to appreciate the summer! Walk, walk at the edge of the precipices, if you rightly want to learn the meaning of the safety! Switch the lights off, if you want to see the amazing beauty of the light!

  3. Venki Ramakrishnan:

    People may rightly ask why you have to wear a mask on a train but not in a shop. If guidance is inconsistent people will follow their own preferences.

  4. Mayor Martin Walsh:

    No benefit is so great that it is worth handing over the financial future of our city and our citizens were rightly hesitant to be supportive as a result.

  5. Ed Royce:

    This designation ... rightly exposes the Kim regime’s utter disregard for human life and is an important step in our efforts to apply maximum diplomatic and financial pressure on Kim Jong Un.

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