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respectably, respectfully, respectively
respectably (ri SPEKT tuh bli) (adverb)
Descriptive of how something is completed in a properly, decently, and morally reputable manner: At the end of the story, the two love birds were respectably married and lived happily ever after.
respectfully (ri SPEKT fuhl li) (adverb)
Pertaining to how someone acts in a way which shows that he or she is aware of the rights, wishes, etc. of others: The secretary for the meeting recorded that the deputy mayor respectfully suggested that the meeting be adjourned until the following week.
respectively (ri SPEKT tiv lee) (adverb)
Regarding how someone mentions or designates each person or object individually in a given order: When Mrs. Smart stated that the class did outstanding work, she was referring to each of the pupils respectively.
Susanne identified the actors as antagonist and protagonist respectively; so, she respectfully requested that they quit acting silly and start rehearsing their parts respectably.
This entry is located in the following units: -ably (page 11) Confusing Words Clarified: Group R; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. + (page 4)
This entry is located in the following unit: spec-, spic-, spect-, spectat-, spectro- -spectr, -spectful, -spection, -spective (page 7)