The Alternative English Dictionary: am I right

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am I right Alternative forms: amirite, am I right or am I right
phrase: {{en-phrase}}?
  1. (colloquial, rhetorical question) Said by someone who has just stated what he or she considers to be an unassailable truth.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Book the First, Chapter V "Ah! So much the worse! A bitter taste it is that such poor cattle always have in their mouths, and hard lives they live, Jacques. Am I right, Jacques?"
    • 1975, William Gaddis, J R, p. 323 Not a word out of him, he just sat there taking it all in, am I right? Look at their face and you don't know what's going on inside, am I right? Talking about racial overtones, whose insurance company does he think he's working for, am I right Dan?
    • 1985, Stephen King, Thinner (novel) "And life's short, paisan. I mean, life is short, am I right?"
    • 1993, Bill Clinton, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, William J. Clinton, 1993, Bk. 2, August 1 to December 31, 1993 (Government Printing Office) p. 1467 I mean, you're paying for $24 billion worth of training, and I'm sure there's not a person here who could name 10, much less 150, of the separate training programs available. Am I right?

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