How to use
correctly, or for a good reason
, the smallest boy in the class.
As you so
rightly pointed out
, things are getting worse.
They have been treated badly, and they are rightly upset.
There's a lot of talk, quite rightly, about the dangers of smoking.
This photo was taken in Paris,
if I remember rightly
rightly or wrongly
used to emphasize that someone else thinks that something they did was right, but you think it was wrong
The prime minister was widely judged, rightly or wrongly, to be an honest man.
and rightly so
used to say that a decision or action you have just described is fair and morally right, in your opinion
A lot of people round here were furious, and rightly so.
I can't rightly say/don't rightly know
used to say that you are not sure whether something is correct or not
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