Definitions of rightfully

  1.   by right baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime
  2.   According to right or justice
  3.   In a rightful manner

Quotes of rightfully

  1. Your real self the "I am I" is master of this land the ruler of this empire You rightfully have power and dominion over it all its inhabitants and all contained in its realm – Robert Collier
  2. Since the events of September 11 we've rightfully changed our military strategy so we're now taking the fight to those individuals who aim to do us harm rather than waiting for another atrocious attack to happen – Jim Gerlach
  3. Mr Speaker Americans want need and rightfully expect Congress to protect them from the prying eyes of identity thieves and give them back control of their Social Security numbers and personal health information – Luis Gutierrez
  4. A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans could assist support than and facilitate fate of people – Islom Karimov
  5. It sets its face rightfully against the doctrines of the Anarchist and the Communist who seek to solve the social problems not by patient endeavor but by brutal destruction – Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
  6. The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will is to prevent harm to others His own good either physical or moral is not sufficient warrant – John Stuart Mill
  7. Admittedly great though these reasons be they are not the principal grounds that is those which may rightfully claim for themselves the privilege of the highest admiration – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  8. It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully – Michel de Montaigne
  9. Women always feel like they're being stared at and judged and rightfully so – Rob Schneider
  10. For as long as this nation has known war we have embraced the heroes it has produced Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense – James T. Walsh

Usage examples for rightfully

  1. Mind you it is not rightfully his but it belongs to my friend so there is no harm in taking it to restore it to its proper owner – Frank Merriwell's Chums by Burt L. Standish
  2. You must get it for Her to whom it rightfully belongs ” – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  3. At the time of the King's death this man was at the head of an army in Scotland which was entirely devoted to him and he felt strong and equal to undertaking any bold and unlawful measure to obtain the crown which rightfully belonged to Edward's son the young Prince of Wales ” – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  4. Give her all that she can need or rightfully claim said the maniac and let her be mistress of every person and thing thy house contains but take care that she be not mistress of thyself – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  5. There could be little doubt therefore that she was in the possession of a prize crew of the pirates and George earnestly hoped he might be able to reach her in time to save the lives of some at least of those to whom she rightfully belonged – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  6. If Penny couldn't study today Penny who had been known to play his fiddle even while he stuffed Greek or Latin or mathematics surely no one else could rightfully be expected to fix his mind on letter writing – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  7. “ Borla you have been rightfully bested in Royal Court by this brilliant child – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  8. “ No problem which concerns two equal parties can be rightfully decided by only one of them – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  9. But the task he could rightfully use it for was not yet done – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  10. “ For he was rightfully heir to the throne of the kingdom of Sussex but he was kept from it by the injustice of men – On Something by H. Belloc
  11. It was on your side you believed that his desire for the independence of the country was just and right and being so could be rightfully supported by predatory as well as regular warfare – The American Revolution and the Boer War, An Open Letter to Mr. Charles Francis Adams on His Pamphlet "The Confederacy and the Transvaal" by Sydney G. Fisher
  12. “ Mr Froude knows perfectly well that England would resent and rightfully the least interference on our part with her Irish policy or her Irish subjects ” – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  13. It's rightfully mine and I'm determined to have it as I told you once before – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  14. She was to be an English ship under the English flag with English owners and an English captain why should they defer to Dutch seamen or put other than an English expert in charge of her alterations especially when England rightfully boasted the best – The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete by Azel Ames
  15. “ To establish title to these claims it was necessary to show whether these ores had been rightfully located as iron ores or whether they should have been located as bog ores and yellow ochers ” – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  16. Like for instance a new weapon or a device that would give a man more power than he should rightfully have – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  17. Rightfully so under the circumstances but isn't that a matter for the local cops ” – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  18. “ I have tried to teach Idella that nothing is rightfully hers except while she can use it but it is hard to make her understand and when she is with other children she forgets – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  19. But consider mam we live in a progressive age and having made a great contribution to Science you can hardly escape the fame rightfully yours – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore