downright (adj.) Old form(s): downe-right , down-right
directed straight down, coming from above
2H6 II.iii.90[Horner to Peter] have at thee with a downright blow
3H6 I.i.12[Edward to York, of Buckingham] I cleft his beaver with a downright blow
3H6 I.iv.32[Clifford to Northumberland, of York] his ruthless arm / With downright payment showed unto my father [also: with initial payment]
RJ III.v.128[Capulet to Lady Capulet] for the sunset of my brother's son / It rains downright
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