Righter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Righter One who sets right; one who does justice or redresses wrong.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n righter One who sets right; one who adjusts or redresses that which is wrong.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Righter one who sets right or redresses wrong
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Usage

In literature:

Pigs are named righter than anything else I know.
"Laddie" by Gene Stratton Porter
He's righter than a trivet!
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
And keep on the other side of the street from the woman's righter as long as you can.
"Mae Madden" by Mary Murdoch Mason
And never once did they dream that I was Naass, head man of Akatan, the righter of wrongs.
"The Son of the Wolf" by Jack London
Who is to decide which is the nobler, wiser, righter course?
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
His mind is righter than others, because he yields to a current so feeble as can be felt only by a needle delicately poised.
"The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature" by Various
Righter is a poor thrower, but his batting is very strong.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
The candidates for end rush are Noble and Righter, and unless some new phenomenons develop, they will hold the positions.
"Harper's Round Table, September 24, 1895" by Various
Now, women's-righters are seldom beautiful, very seldom attractive.
"Her Royal Highness Woman" by Max O'Rell
Lady women-righters, please answer.
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell
For heaven's sake, don't be a woman's righter, Jane.
"Cinderella Jane" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
Righter than he realized.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
The worst of it was that Alec was so very much righter than he knew.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
Busteed, to sustain my position, were I familiar with those international righters.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1" by Robert H. Newell
S. Harvey, G. W. McNees, and Joseph C. Righter.
"Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress" by Various
HUGH BRONTE AS A TENANT-RIGHTER.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, October 1893" by Various
I've treated him righter 'an yuh.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
For one thing, the timber-righters haven't stopped him chopping.
"A Damaged Reputation" by Harold Bindloss
Forgive her, ye Woman's-Righters, if on this occasion she was weak and obedient!
"A Trip to Cuba" by Julia Ward Howe
There was another burst of laughter at this sally, but the would-be righter of wrongs, though annoyed, was not to be put down.
"Captain Calamity" by Rolf Bennett
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In news:

Walter C Righter, an Episcopal bishop whose victory at a 1996 heresy trial played a key role in the push for gay rights in the church, died on Sunday (Sept 11) at the age of 87.
Retired Episcopal Bishop Walter C Righter died Sunday after several weeks of hospice care, according to a spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Bishop Walter Righter / His 'pastoral heart' moved Episcopal Church beyond old prejudices.
In supercommittee, Dems moved right and Republicans moved righter .
Righter 'Chose Love over Doctrine.
Walter Cameron Righter fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, but among Episcopalians he may be best known for his sojourn with the Court for the Trial of a Bishop.
But Thompson faces a challenge from the right—Eric Hovde, a wealthy former CNBC talking head, who has apparently decided that the best way to win a Republican primary these days is to suggest the Democratic candidate is a communist .
Susan Rober, Mary DeMatteo and Karen Righter in Romeo and Juliet.
Just ask Erika Righter and Shawn Larson.
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In science:

Also, unlike today’s conditions, the primitive crust was still extremely reducing when life is thought to have emerged (Righter et al 1997; Russell et al 2003) making the presence of ferromagnetic matter a likely event.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Righter K, Drake MJ, Yaxley G (1997) Prediction of siderophile element metalsilicate partition coefficients to 20GPa and 2,800 ◦ C: the effects of pressure, temperature, oxygen fugacity, and silicate and metallic melt compositions.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
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