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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. 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"
  3. 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
  4. only a moment ago; " he has just arrived"; " the sun just now came out"
  5. ( intensifier) absolutely; " I just can't take it anymore"; " he was just grand as Romeo"; " it's simply beautiful!"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. absolutely; " I just can't take it anymore"; " he was just grand as Romeo"; " it's simply beautiful!"
  9. 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.
  10. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due; equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
  11. Closely; nearly; almost.
  12. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.
  13. To joust.
  14. A joust.
  15. 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.
  16. Precisely; exactly; - in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated.
  17. According to divine or human laws; upright; giving to every man his due; faithful; exact; regular; fair.
  18. Exactly; barely; nearly; almost; perfectly.
  19. Justly.
  20. Justness.
  21. To tilt with lances on horseback.
  22. A tournament. Also, joust.
  23. A tilt. Same as JOUST.
  24. Lawful: upright: exact: regular: true: righteous.
  25. Accurately: barely.
  26. Closely; exactly; barely.
  27. Upright; righteous; true.
  28. To engage in a tilt or tournament.
  29. Righteous; honest; equitable.
  30. Exactly; precisely.
  31. But now; this moment.
  32. Barely; only.
  33. 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.
  34. Close or closely; near or nearly; almost; exactly; barely. See Joust.
  35. 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.
  36. Exactly; nicely; near or nearly.
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Usage examples for just

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