aright


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a·right

 (ə-rīt′)
adv.
In a proper manner; correctly.

[Middle English, from Old English ariht : a-, on; see a-2 + riht, right; see right.]

aright

(əˈraɪt)
adv
correctly; rightly; properly

a•right

(əˈraɪt)

adv.
correctly; to rights: I want to set things aright.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English ariht, on riht. See a-1, right]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.aright - in an accurate manner; "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"; "he guessed right"
Translations

aright

[əˈraɪt] ADVcorrectamente, acertadamente
if I heard you arightsi le oí bien
if I understand you arightsi le entiendo correctamente
to set arightrectificar

aright

advrecht, wohl (old); if I understand it arightwenn ich das recht verstehe

aright

[əˈraɪt] adv
a. if I heard arightse ho sentito bene
b. to set things arightsistemare le cose
References in classic literature ?
Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming, And be sure it will lead us aright -- We safely may trust to a gleaming That cannot but guide us aright, Since it flickers up to Heaven through the night."
The interchange of a cuff with the jolly priest is not entirely out of character with Richard I., if romances read him aright. In the very curious romance on the subject of his adventures in the Holy Land, and his return from thence, it is recorded how he exchanged a pugilistic favour of this nature, while a prisoner in Germany.
Scent of smoke in the evening, Smell of rain in the night, The hours, the days and the seasons Order their souls aright; Till I make plain the meaning Of all my thousand years Till I fill their hearts with knowledge, While I fill their eyes with tears.
"But suppose some of them happen to guess aright," persisted the Steward; "then you would lose your old ornaments and these new ones, too."
Because no man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part.
But to comprehend it aright, you must know something of the curious internal structure of the thing operated upon.
The great Admiral and good seaman could read aright the signs of sea and sky, as his order to prepare to anchor at the end of the day sufficiently proves; but, all the same, the mere idea of these baffling easterly airs, coming on at any time within half an hour or so, after the firing of the first shot, is enough to take one's breath away, with the image of the rearmost ships of both divisions falling off, unmanageable, broadside on to the westerly swell, and of two British Admirals in desperate jeopardy.
With aim aright, With quivering flight, On LAMBKINS pouncing, Headlong down, sore-hungry, For lambkins longing, Fierce 'gainst all lamb-spirits, Furious-fierce all that look Sheeplike, or lambeyed, or crisp-woolly, --Grey, with lambsheep kindliness!
He was not sure he had heard aright. He was dumb for a moment; then he said:
Would, indeed, that I were a nightingale to sing aright the beauty of that rose with which, think of it, I was to spend a whole fortnight,--yes, no less than fourteen wonderful days.
He seemed to doubt whether he had heard her aright.
Howbeit we have not yet been able to overtake young madam, we may account it some good fortune that we have hitherto traced her course aright. Peradventure she will soon be fatigated with her journey, and will tarry in some inn, in order to renovate her corporeal functions; and in that case, in all moral certainty, you will very briefly be compos voti ."