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adverb as in lawfully

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Jung knew that we all metaphorically dress in uniforms and costumes designed to show that we are the rightful players of the everyday parts we intend to enact.

It doesn’t seem like an accident that they’ve reclaimed their rightful place among the league’s top 10 defenses.

Every institution must play its part in restoring facts to their rightful place at the center of public discourse as the essential step to emerging from information bankruptcy.

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Currey — who works in construction and building maintenance and has mostly been unemployed during the pandemic — decided to call the wallet’s rightful owner.

It was up to the countries in which these acts of plunder had taken place to decide who rightfully owned the recovered works.

They would be rightfully surprised to see similar attitudes surviving a century later.

The election is on Tuesday and Freeman is rightfully concerned that his political views might infringe upon her chances.

Provisions can be made so that the law interferes minimally with media outlets rightfully publishing important information.

Many Americans today are alarmed, and rightfully so, by this concentration of wealth and power.

Nobody who knew you or your mother would have accused you of taking a pennys worth that didnt rightfully belong to you.

Of course we desire His Majesty to have what is rightfully his.

My hope is that all of my compatriots may enjoy the life and public liberties that are rightfully theirs.

Forest fires are now rightfully looked upon as a public enemy rather than a private menace.

He would deliver it, and Mr. Benedict should decide whether, under all the circumstances, the letter was rightfully his.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rightfully, such as: deservedly, justly, legally, legitimately, truly, and befittingly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.