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adverb, adjective
a variant of downright
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  • He was a right-down high-minded gentleman, though not so clever as my lady, perhaps.

    Nurse Heatherdale's Story Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Be right-down good, Harold, as Paul is; and when you come to be ill—oh!

    Friarswood Post-Office Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Still I daresay it'd be a bit drearier in the country of a right-down wet day like this, even than in town.

    Little Miss Peggy Mrs. Molesworth
  • It's a right-down asylum for oppressed Europains—that can't be denied.'

    The Green Hand George Cupples
  • I assure you, mademoiselle, in right-down earnest, I think you handsomer than all the Three Graces together.

  • "Them moss baskets of Master Ferdy's are right-down pretty," said Jesse.

    The Oriel Window Mrs. Molesworth
  • "I call that a right-down good beginning," Peter Lambton said, in great exultation.

    True to the Old Flag G. A. Henty
  • Yes, I am right-down smitten with you, but I dont think I like anything else.

    A Very Naughty Girl L. T. Meade
  • A right-down good hare Millichip turned out to be; doubling and twisting and finessing, and exasperating the hounds considerably.

  • 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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