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adverb, adjective
a variant of downright
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  • And her own house is just right-down slatternly, and her children are coming up any how.

    One Snowy Night Emily Sarah Holt
  • Be right-down good, Harold, as Paul is; and when you come to be ill—oh!

    Friarswood Post-Office Charlotte M. Yonge
  • It's a right-down asylum for oppressed Europains—that can't be denied.'

    The Green Hand George Cupples
  • "Them moss baskets of Master Ferdy's are right-down pretty," said Jesse.

    The Oriel Window Mrs. Molesworth
  • Yes, I am right-down smitten with you, but I dont think I like anything else.

    A Very Naughty Girl L. T. Meade
  • She can get up a little flirtation with him, and as he is a right-down good sort.

    Portia Duchess
  • You see, sir, they was just what I couldn't swallow nohow—that's the real, right-down fact!

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • "I call that a right-down good beginning," Peter Lambton said, in great exultation.

    True to the Old Flag G. A. Henty
  • Well, she's not a story-teller after all, and she wouldn't break a right-down promise like that, so I thought it was all right.

    The Girls and I Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • You are to know nothing about it; you are just to eat it when it comes on the table, and to be right-down thankful.

    Wild Heather

    L. T. Meade

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