rightfully

[ rahyt-fuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF rightfully
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIGHTFULLY

Much has been given us, and much will rightfully be expected from us.

You are proud—and rightfully so—of your great author, Ray Cummings.

He is not represented as one in possession of wealth not rightfully his own.

It is an ingenious scheme to rob me of what rightfully belongs to me.

The company is a good one, and Beethoven rightfully belongs in it.

What possible objection could Miss Harlowe have to her selling what was rightfully hers?

And rightfully, too, for the reason that the seller had deceived him, which he had no right to do.

But you never can expect through the union to get all that rightfully belongs to you.

You have failed to do that which was rightfully expected of you.

However, for all its strangeness, they rightfully interpreted it to be an appeal for succor.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English rihtful; see right (adj.1) + -ful. Related: Rightfully; rightfulness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RIGHTFULLY

duly

adverbaccordingly, properly
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