One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Treat (someone) fairly.‘I want to do right by the child’
- ‘But my heart is in this, and I want to do right by you.’
- ‘No doubt among the Ukrainian community he was regarded as one of their own and would be trusted to do right by them.’
- ‘He added: ‘The Duke of Marlborough said that the best way to mark a great victory was to do right by the soldiers who fought so bravely with him.’’
- ‘The general tone is set in this article about how ‘the absence of firm rules and responsible incentives’ has discouraged scientists and engineers from doing right by us all.’
- ‘Rosetta clearly believes that pulling herself up involves grinding somebody else down, but her fear of perpetual poverty is a stronger motivator than any moral imperative to do right by her fellow human beings.’
- ‘I have always believed in doing right by myself and not doing wrong to others.’
- ‘This is our only intention, we want to do right by the residents of Richmond upon Thames.’
- ‘But the one thing I do know is that I would have not been doing right by my kids at the time that they really needed me, and that would be something I would have had a hard time living with.’
- ‘‘We want to do right by the teachers, but there are things we need to hear from them,’ he said.’
- ‘I often wonder whether I'm doing right by my children, whether their independence is at risk because I'm wrapping them in cotton wool.’
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