Properly

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Definition

properly: correctly, rightly, appropriately
adverb
Next time you wash the dishes do them properly; half of these are still dirty.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Pim? Who's Pim? My name is Jim. Do try to pronounce it properly!
US: My computer doesn't work, perhaps I didn't connect it properly.
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Examples

  • "I personally have numerous allergies which prevent me from smelling properly -"
  • "I can't talk properly, so I use clicking sounds to communicate."
  • "Please treat Hannah with respect: when you go under her desk to check the cables, don't check to see if her legs are properly connected too."
  • "I understand that some people have difficulty with their bowel movements (a direct result of eating too much unhealthy food), but if the bathrooms were cleaned properly, then this would be their problem, not everyone else's."
  • "I'll also want to see your products are properly labeled and correctly stored."
  • "We never had a chance to properly finish our lunch, and I'd love to see him again sometime."
  • "If you want to be taken seriously, you must speak properly."
  • "I would also like someone to set up her e-mail account, check that all the cables are plugged in properly to her P."
  • "Go to a decent tailor and get measured properly."

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