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