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adverb as in uprightly

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Wars have traditionally been a job for Big Government, and rightly so.

From Fortune

Still, there’s a fear that other founders may be spooked, rightly or wrongly.

From Digiday

Your impulse now is to stop the abuse directed at you and your children, rightly, but stopping the abuse on others’ behalf as well as your own is the side the angels are on.

The ball hit the ground and the Chargers’ would-be game-winning TD catch was rightly overturned.

On the other hand, if you held it up to someone and said, “Look at this jiggling mass of balls and springs, it’s alive,” they would just laugh at you, and rightly so.

Bonauto, now an official MacArthur genius, is rightly known as the Thurgood Marshall of the marriage movement.

Modern conservatives rightly (as it were) define themselves against the culture at large; hipsters seek to do so as well.

The sex workers I spoke with rightly call it “vile,” “gross,” “terrifying,” and “exploitative.”

He stated—quite rightly—that animals are never mentioned in connection with eternal life in the Bible.

The pictures of Gilkes emphasize, quite rightly and inevitably, his classic good looks.

The rightly cultivated expressive voice is the man—speaking.

Men cannot see the world clearly and they cannot, therefore, begin to think about it rightly.

The single employer rightly knows that there is a wage higher than he can pay and hours shorter than he can grant.

And every human being born upon the world represents a power of work that, rightly directed, more than supplies his wants.

Malcolm guessed rightly that Mr. Tucker was the judge at that station, but he must not betray ignorance.


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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rightly, such as: accurately, appropriately, correctly, exactly, fairly, and justly.

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