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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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  • "We don't know how to direct it aright, that is all," said he.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
  • If I understand you aright, you have flung away the sanctions of orthodoxy.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • How to make it is one of the great questions, and how to spend it aright is one of the great difficulties.

    Boys Anonymous
  • And, it is also commanded in those denunciations that are uttered against such as do not perform it aright.

  • Yes, there was no doubt now that Berselius was guiding them aright.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Now, truth and right is one; and yet we judge not one thing, we think not aright.

  • Your instincts are clear, and powerful, and direct you aright.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • "Now that I read you aright, you were about to say," said Blythe, smiling gravely.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
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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