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rightly or wrongly

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrightly or wronglyrightly or wronglyREASONused 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. rightly
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rightly or wronglyHis unexpected presence may be interpreted, rightly or wrongly, as a deed deliberately intended to express his courage or defiance.But, rightly or wrongly, Eden's tenure in Downing Street is remembered as a single-issue premiership.Rightly or wrongly, most employees regard annual raises as just cost-of-living increases.Many men believed, whether rightly or wrongly, that the locals could find out about operations before they themselves did.Other people concluded, rightly or wrongly, that the problems were limited to vaccine coming from Cutter.
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