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    to right a wrong

    McCain had to ground Fiorina after she said Palin was not qualified to lead a major corporation, then tried to right her wrong by admitting McCain wasn't qualified either or Obama or his running mate Joe Biden, for that matter.

    hi,
    I heard this expression for the first time when watching a movie and I thought it was a Hollywood slang. now I came across it again in an article from an influent newspaper. is it good English, please? can I use it unconcernedly?
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    Re: to right a wrong

    It is a recognised, if rather old-fashioned, phrase.

    What do you mean by "use it unconcernedly"?

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    Re: to right a wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is a recognised, if rather old-fashioned, phrase.

    What do you mean by "use it unconcernedly"?
    thanks.
    "unconcernedly" was the best word I could find in the dictionary meaning "in a non-concerned way". which word should I have used, please?
    thanks.

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    #4

    Re: to right a wrong

    I think you mean "casually."

    Actually, with the political situation in America the way it is, there are many politicians using the phrase "righting a wrong."

    You will hear it again . . .

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    #5

    Re: to right a wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    I think you mean "casually."

    Actually, with the political situation in America the way it is, there are many politicians using the phrase "righting a wrong."

    You will hear it again . . .
    hi,
    i had never noticed that 'casually' may fit the idea that i am trying to express. i am trying to improve my vocabulary. so, if i wasn't allowed to use 'casually', which word should i use, please?
    thanks.
    sorry for the non capitalized 'i'.

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