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righteous
used in Carrie

5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
a righteous cause
Definition
morally correct; or morally justified

or:

acting or feeling morally superior — especially when it isn't true (this meaning is more typically seen as a compound word beginning with "self-")
  • who righteously claimed he had been bum rapped
righteously = correctly
  • If only it would be today and Jesus coming not with a lamb and a shepherd's crook, but with a boulder in each hand to crush the laughers and the snickerers, to root out the evil and destroy it screaming-a terrible Jesus of blood and righteousness.

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exact meaning not specified
  • There was a terrifying expression of righteous anger graven on her face.
  • There were many more religious pictures here, but there were more lambs and fewer scenes of righteous wrath.
  • Danny got on him about something, I don't know, marbles or something, and finally Peter just rose up righteous and beat the shit out of him.

There are no more uses of "righteous" in Carrie.

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