by rights


  • "If Uncle Sam could have me right by him to tell him the reason."
    "If Uncle Sam could have me right by him to tell him the reason."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv by rights with reason or justice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril
    • By rights rightly; properly; correctly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every year approximately 2,500 left-handed people are killed by using object or machinery designed for right-handed people
    • By rights rightfully
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  • Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham
    Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham
    “The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.”
  • William Cowper
    “A fool must now and then be right, by chance.”
  • Laurence Sterne
    “We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force.”
  • Louis D. Brandeis
    Louis D. Brandeis
    “The right to be alone -- the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.”
  • Terence
    “Children should be led into the right paths, not by severity, but by persuasion.”


In literature:

Railsford's friends utilised the interval by begging him to reconsider his position, and if possible put himself right by stating all he knew.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
By law you can hold only one quarter section each by squatters' right.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
You may rest assured that I shall do what is just and right by Don.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
In the one it is cured by rightly applied heat, and in the other by cold.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The guns limbered up, moving out by the right flank and taking position elsewhere upon the plateau.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
A large party of Sioux camped right by us.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
To our right we were flanked by high rugged mountains, with an occasional precipitous torrent.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Rights natural, modified by civil society.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
Skilled labor has the right to be waited on by skilled capital.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
By right of discovery and occupation the hollow trunk belonged to the fox, but Kagh's moral sense was either lacking or undeveloped.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
What he particularly wanted was the right to fix, according to his own judgment, the amount of rents to be paid by crown estates.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
By what mother and father tole me I thought he wus all right.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
In any emergency, even up to his eightieth year, he would have at once taken charge of affairs by divine right.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The Germans on the right flank of the French were kept busy by another attack.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
The Germans on the right flank of the French were kept busy by another attack.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
They won the battle for Prussia at Gravelotte by turning the French right and capturing St. Privat.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Custer, accompanied by a single aide, rode along the line from left to right, encouraging the men by his example and his words.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
All this he claims back by right of age.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
It was to exclude the conclusion that either party, by adopting the Constitution, would surrender what they deemed their rights.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
This is not a maternal custom, and although half of such presents belongs by right to the girl, it is clearly a form of wife-purchase.
"The Position of Woman in Primitive Society" by C. Gasquoine Hartley

In poetry:

Then King Admetus, one who had
Pure taste by right divine,
Decreed his singing not too bad
To hear between the cups of wine
"The Shepherd Of King Admetus" by James Russell Lowell
But, blest by Thee, our patient toil
May right the ancient wrong,
And give to every clime and soil
The beauty lost so long.
"Garden" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Only, perhaps, by right divine of song
It may to me belong;
Only because the spreading chestnut tree
Of old was sung by me.
"Ultima Thule: From My Arm-Chair" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This strong right arm unnerved by rum
Shall battle with my fate;
And peace and comfort crown the home
By drink made desolate.
"Signing The Pledge" by Frances Ellen Watkins
A duty done is victory won,
For strength comes by the doing;
There's no retreat, there's no defeat,
If right we are pursuing.
"Duty Done" by Jared Barhite
He must of right,
To th' utmost mite,
Make payment for his pleasure,
(By this I guess)
Of happiness
Who has a little measure.
"Kissing Usury" by Robert Herrick

In news:

The US senate has voted to strip American citizens of basic rights such as the right to habeas corpus, trial by a jury, and the presumption of innocence.
That BFI critics' poll has it right: Hitchcock's Vertigo is a better movie than Welles's Citizen Kane, and the proof is easy to come by: If you could watch either one right now, which would it be.
Given a choice between doing right by school children and doing right by union lobbyists, can California lawmakers guess the correct course.
Council President Jay Lambert (right) presents Flowers to Amelia Camara, flanked by nephews Ray Camara (her right) and Robert Camara (her left).
Characters Lem, voiced by Justin Long, and Chuck Baker, voiced by Dwayne Johnson, right, are shown in a scene from the animated feature "Planet 51".
Right-to-work legislation approved this week by state lawmakers and signed by Gov - 4:10 pm.
Start your Christmas off right by getting into the holiday spirit listening to the sounds of the season provided by The Salt Lake Symphonic Winds.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Brad Keselowski has earned fans throughout his career just by being in the right place at the right time.
"So it's important to get the bat sized by a professional and make sure they're using the right weight and right size bat .".
The report from the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency, is viewed by the disability-rights community as by far the most comprehensive ever on the topic.
Earlier this week, the House passed right-to-work bills heavily opposed by Michigan's labor unions, which were swiftly signed by Snyder.
SACRAMENTO – California's State Legislature voted today to pass the Homeowner Bill of Rights , legislation introduced by Attorney General Kamala Harris and championed by consumer advocates and homeowners.
Union members motivated by right-to-work vote.
Alex Green, trailed by right tackle Don Barclay, finds some running room against the Detroit Lions in a game that marked the re-emergence of the Packers' running attack.
It spoke to me as soon as I stepped into the boutique: 'I am yours by right,' it said.

In science:

By the Zorn lemma, we conclude that every proper right ideal of C can be embedded into a maximal right ideal of C .
Simple associative conformal algebras of linear growth
The endomorphism sheaf of such a left A-module E is then just an order in D acting by right multiplication on E , exactly as in the classical picture of the Brandt groupoid [3, VI, §2, Satz 14].
Moduli schemes of generically simple Azumaya modules
And every element of the union of right hand is a subset of the left hand, so the closure of the union of right is included by the left for the closeness of the left hand.
The random case of Conley's theorem
Similarly, if A is a right H -comodule algebra, by one can introduce on the algebra structure of A a right HF -comodule algebra structure (denoted by F A) by putting F ρ = ρ and F Φρ = (1A ⊗ F )Φρ .
Generalized diagonal crossed products and smash products for quasi-Hopf algebras. Applications
Suppose now that we also have a right If we introduce on B another multiplication, by b ⋆ b′ = H -module algebra B . (b · F 1 )(b′ · F 2 ) for all b, b′ ∈ B , denoting this structure by F B , then F B becomes a right HF -module algebra with the same unit and right H -action as for B .
Generalized diagonal crossed products and smash products for quasi-Hopf algebras. Applications
Then A becomes a right H -module algebra, with the same unit as A and right H -action given by a · h = S (h) · a, for al l a ∈ A, h ∈ H .
Generalized diagonal crossed products and smash products for quasi-Hopf algebras. Applications
Therefore, the two preimages next to eγx are both oriented away from x; concentrating on the right, we denote the preimage of γ on the right by eγ1 ; the left side is treated similarly.
Simple geodesics on a punctured surface
These investigations were performed by plotting the right ascension and declination offsets (between optical and X-ray sources) as functions of right ascension and declination; no obvious systematic offsets were found.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Again, this is done by assuming that all terms entering the right-hand side of (2.22) verify estimates (2.25) and (2.26) with q = 2, and showing that the expression obtained is bounded by the right-hand side of (2.25).
Estimates for moments of random matrices with Gaussian elements
The boundary cost of the right reservoir can be deduced by symmetries (particle-hole,left-right).
Current large deviations for Asymmetric Exclusion Processes with open boundaries
The arguments of 2) show that the tails provided by R (resp. L) diagrams correspond to the scattering of a curved right- (resp. left-) mover on a linear left- (resp. right-) mover.
Tails of the dynamical structure factor of 1D spinless fermions beyond the Tomonaga approximation
However, it was proved by Pisier that the right side in (2) is obtained by complex interpolation between the row and the column square functions appearing on the right of (1).
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
By assumption there is a finite nearest-neighbor path π1 starting at 0 and ending at some a with a · ℓ > d such that with positive P0,ω -probability the walk first follows π1 and then stays to the right of a, while tending to the right, i.e.
Recurrence and transience of excited random walks on $\Z^d$ and strips
By right cancellation, we obtain a = a′a′′ .
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
We are going to show that, for every hypercube y (resp. every hypercube z ), the left (resp. right) directed distance between the right normal form of an element a and the one of ya (resp. the one of az ) is uniformly bounded by 2, what will establish the left (resp. right) directed fellow traveller property.
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids