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right smart


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj right smart (Southern or Midland) considerable "it's a right smart distance"
    • adv right smart to a great degree or by a great distance; very much (`right smart' is regional in the United States) "way over budget","way off base","the other side of the hill is right smart steeper than the side we are on"
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In literature:

Then why not come to a right understanding and save right smart o' trouble and cost.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
Nat caught him smartly upon the right arm a sounding thwack.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Ye'll have to be right smart, I'm telling ye, to trap him.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
You did a right smart of hollerin'.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
For my liking he is too smart; when he does a "right-turn" he does it with a jerk that you can almost hear.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 18, 1914" by Various
Must have covered a right smart bit of territory by now.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
A right smart business, thet!
"Afloat on the Ohio" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
The folks are right smart but powerful anxious fer yer dad.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
Well, I thought o' these things, so I come along right smart to get in on the plum.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Do right smart of work, too.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
He must put his house to rights; it was not half smart enough.
"Skipper Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
A right smart, indeed.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Some of dem had right smart in dere cabins, but they was skeered and dey lef' everything.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
You'd better get into your bunk right smart.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
The old cook was not trammelled by definite recipes and her rules seemed to be "a little of dis," and "a right smart lot of dat.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
Paul was the smart one, all right.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
It is a right smart place, as they say out this way.
"Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51" by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
He gave me right smart of money.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
We knows what kin' o' stuff to put on a sprain, as'll take ther swellin' down right smart.
"The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge" by Herbert Carter
He must have lived there a right smart time when he was little.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond

In poetry:

Now he goes from his rightful road
And, under honor, will depart;
While she stands burning, venom-girt,
In wait for sharper smart to fade.
"Bucolics" by Sylvia Plath
To prize his gift was surely right;
But through the folly of my heart,
It hid the Giver from my sight,
And soon my joy was changed to smart.
"The Gourd" by John Newton
Mary and I were twenty-two
When we were wed;
A well-matched pair, right smart to view
The town's folk said.
For twenty years I have been true
To nuptial bed.
"Henry" by Robert W Service

In news:

Get on the right financial track with these 15 online resources, which can help with money management, investing, and smart spending.
We all want smart geometry, right.
When you think of Rackspace or Dell, you think of super-smart people who are probably pretty Earth-friendly, too, right.
Eating right — and smart — is hard to do.
Smart companies lower claims costs by offering the right incentives to increase participation .
Smart finds right combination as Kings shoot past Magic.
Smart phones are changing the way we shop and the right apps can make your holiday shopping experience a whole lot merrier.
Furthermore, players and parents love it, as the mobile feature allows users to view the most recent schedule right from their smart phones.
Now if the Dubai Mall was smart, they would open a BBG's right next store for guys like me who really don't care much about shoes and would rather have a burger, a beer and some fun while she shops.
From "Breakfast With The Beatles" to "Disturbed Theater," Baxter's Morning Sideshow brings you lots of classic rock and the right amount of smart assedness to get your day going.
"Get Smart " gets some things right, but unfortunately it doesn't get Smart right.
A smart power strip delivers just the right amount of juice.
Lawyers are supposed to be smart and logical (all right, not all of them).
But the warmed-over Hot Tub Time Machine forgets it takes smarts to do stupid right.
Three smart restaurants approach the complexities of Indian cuisine from different angles—and all get right to the heart of it.