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just 1 (jŭst)
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adj.
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.
Idioms:
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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

justly adv.
justness n.

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just 2 (jŭst)
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n. & v.
Variant of joust.

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Just (jŭst), Ernest Everett 1883-1941.
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American biologist who investigated the processes of fertilization and embryonic development in animals.

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