Usage examples for justification

  1. For my justification I can plead only my own wrongs, and your beauty. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  2. He asked gently, " Do you offer that fact as an explanation, or as a justification." – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  3. In justification of this he stated that " a crowd of Ribbonmen assembled round his house." – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  4. Apart from the Tea- Party, no word or act of town meeting or of legislature, or even of any prominent citizen, needed for justification anything more than the ancient charter rights of the province. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  5. Perhaps there is some reason or justification; all I can say is I have not heard it, neither can I imagine what it can be. – With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia by John Ward
  6. And this, first of all, is the act of our justification." – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  7. Surely we have no justification for our privileged position. – On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do? by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
  8. Moral ideas may appear in both poetry and life as the inspiration and justification of struggle. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  9. " That ball is sufficient justification for ourselves, I allow," she said, that one little word our making up for all that had gone before. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  10. But this is scarcely a sufficient justification. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  11. Now whether it was from an impulse of honesty towards her, or of justification of himself, I cannot tell, but he instantly returned: " Do you know that his money is stolen?" – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  12. And I can tell you that your fears have no justification. – Pagan Passions by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  13. It is even necessary that I should do so, in the design of making this discourse the foundation of my justification to the Tories at present, and to the whole world in time. – Letters to Sir William Windham and Mr. Pope by Lord Bolingbroke
  14. The more she thought of it, the less easy seemed the justification of her desire for obscurity. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  15. For the latter there is always a psychological, if not a logical, justification. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  16. It is only, indeed, in the maternal function and relation that the female traits of both tigress and primal woman awake, and find justification, impulse, and scope for development. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  17. He found in all this tumult a justification for the tempest in his soul. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  18. It is pointed out that the plain man's belief in the activity of his mind and his notion of the significance of purposes and ends are not without justification. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  19. " He is honest," Don Andres asserted more than once on the ride home, perhaps in self- justification for his soft dealing. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower