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Definitions of just

  1. by a small margin; " they could barely hear the speaker"; " we hardly knew them"; " just missed being hit"; " had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; " would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W. B. Yeats
  2. and nothing more; " I was merely asking"; " it is simply a matter of time"; " just a scratch"; " he was only a child"; " hopes that last but a moment"
  3. implying justice dictated by reason, conscience, and a natural sense of what is fair to all; " equitable treatment of all citizens"; " an equitable distribution of gifts among the children"
  4. indicating exactness or preciseness; " he was doing precisely ( or exactly) what she had told him to do"; " it was just as he said-- the jewel was gone"; " it has just enough salt"
  5. of moral excellence; " a genuinely good person"; " a just cause"; " an upright and respectable man"; " the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass
  6. only a moment ago; " he has just arrived"; " the sun just now came out"
  7. ( intensifier) absolutely; " I just can't take it anymore"; " he was just grand as Romeo"; " it's simply beautiful!"
  8. free from favoritism or self- interest or bias or deception; or conforming with established standards or rules; " a fair referee"; " fair deal"; " on a fair footing"; " a fair fight"; " by fair means or foul"
  9. used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; " a just and lasting peace"- A. Lincoln; " a kind and just man"; " a just reward"; " his just inheritance"
  10. absolutely; " I just can't take it anymore"; " he was just grand as Romeo"; " it's simply beautiful!"
  11. Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety; conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due; as, a just statement; a just inference.
  12. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
  13. Closely; nearly; almost.
  14. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.
  15. To joust.
  16. A joust.
  17. Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation; upright; righteous; honest; true; - said both of persons and things.
  18. Precisely; exactly; - in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.
  19. According to divine or human laws; upright; giving to every man his due; faithful; exact; regular; fair.
  20. Exactly; barely; nearly; almost; perfectly.
  21. Justly.
  22. Justness.
  23. To tilt with lances on horseback.
  24. A tournament. Also, joust.
  25. A tilt. Same as JOUST.
  26. Lawful: upright: exact: regular: true: righteous.
  27. Accurately: barely.
  28. Closely; exactly; barely.
  29. Upright; righteous; true.
  30. To engage in a tilt or tournament.
  31. A tilting - match between mounted knights.
  32. Righteous; honest; equitable.
  33. Exactly; precisely.
  34. But now; this moment.
  35. Barely; only.
  36. True; acting agreeably to right, or law, or engagement; impartial; righteous; faithful; agreeable to fact, or truth, or justice; agreeable to what is due, or proper, or proportionate.
  37. Close or closely; near or nearly; almost; exactly; barely. See Joust.
  38. That acts in accordance with the principles of law or justice; conformable to laws, human or divine; true; right; proper; righteous; upright; innocent; accurate; merited; deserved.
  39. Exactly; nicely; near or nearly.
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Usage examples for just

  1. " That's just what it is.... – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  2. She was just a little different. – That Little Girl of Miss Eliza’s by Jean K. Baird
  3. He will have it it's just the thing for me. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  4. " Well, not just yet, Alderling," I said. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  5. You cawn't just say! – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  6. Here was just one more of them. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  7. You heard what she said just now. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  8. I just want to tell him what I think!" – Shadow Mountain by Dane Coolidge
  9. " I don't know just why you say that. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  10. " We were just in time," said Ralph. – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  11. That is just what I would have said. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. I come from her just now. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  13. Just so, just so!" – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  14. " But," said I, " you have just come out of it." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. " There is just one way out of this for you, that I can see, Mr. Worthington," he said. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. You said 'pliable conscience'- just now. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. That is just right, sir. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  18. Marjorie has just come from school. – Marjorie Dean, High School Junior by Pauline Lester
  19. " Not just yet," said Ulenspiegel. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  20. Oh, I was just wonderin'. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
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