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Definitions of correctly

  1. in a correct manner; " he guessed right"
  2. In a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error.

Usage examples for correctly

  1. She was too young a woman to balance correctly the power of strenuous occupation on a man as weighed against the emotion to which a woman will yield her whole being without a struggle. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  2. You are his associate, if I understand correctly the relation between you." – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  3. He was so high; and Pietro indicated the height of Phil correctly by his hand. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  4. If, therefore, I would image forth anything correctly, I must know the real nature of the original object. – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  5. Each part must act correctly and no part must interfere with another. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  6. We learn to speak by imitation, and failing to observe the correct method of speaking in others, we naturally fail to speak correctly ourselves. – Stammering, Its Cause and Cure by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue
  7. Having regard to the acknowledged custom of the times of putting names other than the author's on title- pages, there is no need for any apology for expressing doubt as to whether the book has been correctly placed to the credit of the Bishop Bancroft's chaplain. – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley
  8. These lines, it may be remembered, need not be equally spaced, but they must be parallel, and as many of them may be used as convenient, because the greater their number the more correctly the curve can be drawn. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  9. Are you sure you have Mrs. Haughton's own orders correctly, William? – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  10. Even if you aver that you have seen a woodpecker running down the trunk of a tree as well as up, I shall be sure you have not seen correctly. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  11. He did not reason correctly, however. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  12. So long as one stands close in front of it, one cannot correctly see the objects presented, or perceive their importance and beauty; it is only by standing some distance away that both come into view. – Essays of Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  13. His only fear was that the captain might not report the message correctly, and he wished he had been able to write a note. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  14. Why, she has scarcely answered half a dozen questions correctly. – Aikenside by Mary J. Holmes
  15. Prices correctly express values on the assumption of the fluid market, and on the assumption that the value of the money- unit does not vary. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  16. Can you correctly answer these questions without having the coins in sight? – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  17. The theory underlying this is that deposits made in banks correctly represent trade. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  18. " From here on she couldn't turn back without meeting us- if I remember this country correctly. – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  19. O'Hara's signature was correctly appended. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
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