Definition of rightly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrītlē/


1Correctly: if I remember rightly, she never gives interviews
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  • That scene was deliberately written to be a disaster, but Hetty does rather enjoy herself if I remember rightly.
  • If we remember rightly, the councillor who asked the officer about this, later abstained.
  • If I remember rightly, last time you were here, I asked you why you were so interested in me.
1.1With good reason: the delicious cuisine for which her country was rightly famous
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  • Today, such arrangements are coming under an increasing amount of scrutiny by savers and the media, and quite rightly so.
  • You are clearly angry at some of the vile postings, quite rightly so.
  • And yes, the reporting of crime does make the public think, and quite rightly so.
1.2In accordance with justice or what is morally right: the key rightly belonged to Craig
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  • I seek to change the focus of politics in Ireland away from money and back to families, where it rightly belongs.
  • The income of Telstra rightly belongs to all Australians, not just to those who purchase shares.
  • It accused the Lib Dems of ‘pinching the votes’ that rightly belonged to other parties.
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