according to desert; justly; rightly.
- half-de·serv·ed·ly, adverb
- un·de·serv·ed·ly, adverb
- well-de·serv·ed·ly, adverb
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How to use deservedly in a sentence
It is suspenseful and deservedly considered a classic, but Matheson offers no real sense of place.Politics and the pandemic have changed how we imagine cities | Joanne McNeil | April 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
There’s Oscar buzz around both performances, and deservedly so.Firth, Tucci face tragedy with restraint in ‘Supernova’ | John Paul King | January 26, 2021 | Washington Blade
So rather than focusing on whether elected officials deserve our empathy in this moment, we should focus on the expectations that we deservedly put on them.The GOP’s existential crisis, explained by a former Republican Congress member | Sean Illing | January 15, 2021 | Vox
There are jokes that might get Twitter blowback, deservedly and otherwise.NBC’s Mr. Mayor Is a Fascinating Mix of Ted Danson’s Charm and Tina Fey’s Pith | Judy Berman | January 7, 2021 | Time
“Across the board, everyone felt that it was deservedly the winner,” said Gabrielle Glore, the festival’s director and head of programming, according to Variety.‘The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain’ Takes Home Top Prize At Virtual Urbanworld Film Festival | cmurray | September 29, 2020 | Essence.com
The Innocence Project has done deservedly celebrated work exposing cases of wrongful convictions, chiefly in rapes and homicides.
And with a multi-facetted oddball like John Lurie, most deservedly so.
Unsurprisingly, and deservedly, it got its own Twitter account.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point | Tim Teeman | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The film is already generating considerable Oscar buzz, and deservedly so.How Jehane Noujaim Made The Year’s Most Dangerous Documentary ‘The Square’ | Andrew Romano | February 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was nominated, deservedly so, for Best Sound Mixing and Best Cinematography.
Lawrence Hyde, earl of Rochester, died; deservedly respected as an able statesman.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Mr. Willis gained a wide and deservedly high reputation as the builder of many Cathedral organs—upwards of sixteen.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
The Prince who remained at the head of the government was deservedly popular among the Brazilians.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Durham, like Canterbury, is a town that is much favored by the artists, and deservedly so.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
But to every one of my household, save Susan who did not count, he was—I admit, deservedly—an object of loathing.Jaffery | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for deservedly
according to merit; justly
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