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[uh-rahyt] /əˈraɪt/
rightly; correctly; properly:
I want to set things aright.
Origin of aright
before 1000; Middle English; Old English ariht, on riht. See a-1, right Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But to remember them aright, I would forget what they have cast off.

  • That same is to be blamed, neither hast thou done it aright.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • This was the man who had given him what might have been his chance, had he only been able to use it aright.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson
  • And to nerve our arms a woman's honour, and to guide us aright, the watchword: "Home!"

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton
  • I will see her to-night with my own eyes, and mayhap be able to read her aright.'

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • I don't think I heard you aright; I trust, at least, I did not.

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles James Lever
  • I am sure she read me aright, and perceived that I was arguing against my own convictions.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • "You were more fastidious once, if my memory serves me aright," said he, meaningly.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • If I understand you aright, you are not over-anxious he should come back with the answer.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for aright


correctly; rightly; properly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for aright

"in a correct way," Old English ariht, from a- (1) "of" + right (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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