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just 1

1. Honorable and fair in one's dealings and actions: a just ruler. See Synonyms at fair1.
2. Consistent with what is morally right; righteous: a just cause.
3. Properly due or merited: just deserts.
4. Law Valid within the law; lawful: just claims.
5. Suitable or proper in nature; fitting: a just touch of solemnity.
6. Based on fact or sound reason; well-founded: a just appraisal.
adv. (jəst, jĭst; jŭst when stressed)
1. Precisely; exactly: just enough salt.
2. Only a moment ago: He just arrived.
3. By a narrow margin; barely: just missed being hit; just caught the bus before it pulled away.
4. At a little distance: just down the road.
5. Merely; only: just a scratch.
6. Simply; certainly: It's just beautiful!
7. Perhaps; possibly: I just may go.
just about
Almost; very nearly: This job is just about done.
just now
Only a moment ago.

[Middle English juste, from Old French, from Latin iūstus; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.]

just′ly adv.
just′ness n.

just 2

n. & v.
Variant of joust.
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Adv.1.just now - only a moment ago; "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out"
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(nau) adverb
1. (at) the present period of time. I am now living in England.
2. at once; immediately. I can't do it now – you'll have to wait.
3. (at) this moment. He'll be at home now; From now on, I shall be more careful about what I say to her.
4. (in stories) then; at that time. We were now very close to the city.
5. because of what has happened etc. I now know better than to trust her.
6. a word in explanations, warnings, commands, or to show disbelief. Now this is what happened; Stop that, now!; Do be careful, now.
(often with that) because or since something has happened, is now true etc. Now that you are here, I can leave; Now you have left school, you will have to find a job.
ˈnowadays adverb
at the present period of time. Food is very expensive nowadays.
for now
That will be enough for now – we'll continue our conversation tomorrow.
just now
a moment ago. I saw him just now in the street.
(every) now and then/again
sometimes; occasionally. We go to the theatre (every) now and then.
now, now!
an expression used to warn or rebuke. Now, now! Behave yourself!
now then
an expression used for calming people etc. `Now then,' said the policeman, `what's going on here?'


(dʒast) adverb
1. (often with as) exactly or precisely. This penknife is just what I needed; He was behaving just as if nothing had happened; The house was just as I'd remembered it.
2. (with as) quite. This dress is just as nice as that one.
3. very lately or recently. He has just gone out of the house.
4. on the point of; in the process of. She is just coming through the door.
5. at the particular moment. The telephone rang just as I was leaving.
6. (often with only) barely. We have only just enough milk to last till Friday; I just managed to escape; You came just in time.
7. only; merely. They waited for six hours just to get a glimpse of the Queen; `Where are you going?' `Just to the post office'; Could you wait just a minute?
8. used for emphasis, eg with commands. Just look at that mess!; That just isn't true!; I just don't know what to do.
9. absolutely. The weather is just marvellous.
just about
more or less. Is your watch just about right?
just now
1. at this particular moment. I can't do it just now.
2. a short while ago. She fell and banged her head just now, but she feels better again.
just then
1. at that particular moment. He was feeling rather hungry just then.
2. in the next minute. She opened the letter and read it. Just then the door bell rang.
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I am all of a tremble still; it took me five minutes, just now, to thread my needle."
However, pray do me all the good you can, if you do really find any pleasure in it; for you perceive I am almost as miserable just now as you need wish to see me.