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rightly, justly, justifiedlyadverb
"he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time"
Aright, in a right manner.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from right.
Each of his reign allotted, rightlier call’d
Pow’rs of fire, air, water, and earth beneath. John Milton.
Descend from heav’n, Urania! by that name
If rightly thou art call’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii.
For glory done
Of triumph, to be styl’d great conquerors,
Patrons of mankind, gods, and sons of gods;
Destroyers rightlier call’d, and plagues of men. John Milton.
A man can never have so certain a knowledge, that a proposition, which contradicts the clear principles of his own knowledge, was divinely revealed, or that he understands the words rightly, wherein it is delivered; as he has, that the contrary is true. John Locke.
Is this a bridal or a friendly feast?
Or from their deeds I rightlier may divine,
Unseemly flown with insolence or wine. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
Let not my jealousies be your dishonour;
You may be rightly just, whatever I shall think. William Shakespeare.
Should I grant, thou didst not rightly see;
Then thou wert first deceiv’d. Dryden.
We wish one end; but differ in order and way, that leadeth rightly to that end. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.
straightly; directly; in front
according to justice; according to the divine will or moral rectitude; uprightly; as, duty rightly performed
properly; fitly; suitably; appropriately
according to truth or fact; correctly; not erroneously; exactly
Etymology: [AS. richtlice.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'rightly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2899
Rank popularity for the word 'rightly' in Adverbs Frequency: #348
The numerical value of rightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of rightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of rightly in a Sentence
President Trump has consistently and rightly said that where a voter can not make it to the polls, they should request an absentee ballot, the President has also correctly distinguished between chaos-ridden universal mail-in voting systems, like the one that led to California's train wreck primary, and traditional absentee mail voting systems, like the tried and true system in North Carolina — a distinction Democrats and many in the mainstream media purposely ignore to sow confusion.
Over the past two weeks, conservatives have rightly fought to interject additional consumer choice and competition into an otherwise deteriorating market, it is encouraging to see some of those concepts being considered by the Senate Republican Conference.
As we study the Word of God rightly divided we are to understand that God has arranged His dealings with mankind into two programs. We have His prophesied purpose and His secret purpose. Prophecy has to do with the earth and Christ's reign upon it during the millennial kingdom, while the Mystery concerns our exaltation with Christ in the heavenlies.
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.
If I had posted something about John Kirby like this on social media, Secretary Kerry would have -- rightly -- been incensed. I might even have been fired, my account -- which is a personal account, where I say my personal take on anything from government-related to news-related topics -- is my specific point of view. But it is also consistent with our policy of pointing out the Iranian regime's excesses and misrepresentations and malign activities.
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