rightly; correctly; properly:
I want to set things aright.
At best, the artist gives us a fine-grained picture of her subjects, a picture that allows us to see them aright.
Tears of Gaza: Why Context Matters Sigal Samuel September 24, 2012
“We don’t know how to direct it aright, that is all,” said he.
A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
That same is to be blamed, neither hast thou done it aright.
Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
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
I am sure she read me aright, and perceived that I was arguing against my own convictions.
A Day’s Ride Charles James Lever
And, it is also commanded in those denunciations that are uttered against such as do not perform it aright.
The Ordinance of Covenanting John Cunningham
“You were more fastidious once, if my memory serves me aright,” said he, meaningly.
Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
Now, truth and right is one; and yet we judge not one thing, we think not aright.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 348 Various
If I understand you aright, you are not over-anxious he should come back with the answer.
Tony Butler Charles James Lever
“Now that I read you aright, you were about to say,” said Blythe, smiling gravely.
The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
correctly; rightly; properly
“in a correct way,” Old English ariht, from a- (1) “of” + right (adj.).
a member of a group of North American Indians of Pawnee origin who now inhabit the Dakota region. the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara. Historical Examples “We are sorry we did not kill the white men,” was the word sent back by an Arikara. The Conquest Eva Emery Dye If the aged narrator had […]
(in Polynesia) a chief or king. Historical Examples These communities collectively acknowledged the superior prestige of an ariki, or hereditary high chief. The City of Auckland John Barr This misdemeanour was, in Maori eyes, fatal to his prestige as an ariki and a war-leader. The adventures of Kimble Bent James Cowan Next day the fern […]
a usually fleshy appendage or covering of certain seeds, as of the bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, or the nutmeg. Historical Examples By the end of aril, the several armies seemed to be ready, and the general forward movement on Corinth began. The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete William T. Sherman The aril is a […]
noun a structure in certain seeds that resembles an aril but is developed from the micropyle of the ovule