Word of the Day: Right

right / rīt

 

adjective

 

  1. correct

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing you’re right.

Henry Ford, 1863-1947

 

  1. the opposite of life; on the side of a person or thing that is to the east when facing north

The right hand washed the left hand and both hands wash the face.

Old Saying

 

  1. morally correct; good

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

  1. S. Lewis, 1898-1963

 

  1. appropriate

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

Mark Twain, 1835-1910

 

  1. sound; not irregular

I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.

Vladimir Nabakov, 1899-1977

 

adverb

 

  1. correctly

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

John Wooden, 1910-2010

 

  1. straight to, without stopping; immediately

True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process.

Ricardo Montalban, 1920-2009

 

  1. exactly

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970

 

 

  1. in the direction opposite of left; in the direction of east as if one is facing north

Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street.

Paulo Coelho, 1947-

 

noun

 

  1. qualities of what is correct or honorable

If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.

Laurence J. Peter, 1919-1990

 

  1. that which one is entitled to

Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.

John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937

 

  1. the side opposite of left

If an emergency vehicle with a siren approaches from behind you, you should slow down, check the traffic around you, turn on your blinker and make your way to the right.

 

  1. capitalized, political conservatives

The contemporary Right in the United States is usually understood as a category including social conservatives, Christian conservatives and free market liberals, and is generally identified with the Republican Party.

 

  1. a conservative position

I was taught as a young person that the far political right and the far political left aren’t located on a spectrum but on a circle, where they inevitably meet in the middle.

  1. E. Morgan, 1976-

verb

 

  1. to correct from wrong

I don’t think there is any way to completely right the wrongs that have been done; however, the first step must be recognizing the wrongs that were committed and their ongoing legacy and effects today.

Balpreet Singh, ?-

 

  1. to put in an upright position

Any attempt you make to right a capsized vessel must be carefully thought through before the beginning.

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