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Overview of adj just

The adj just has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) just

(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")

2. equitable, just

(fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience; "equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable distribution of gifts among the children")

3. fair, just

(free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul")

4. good, just, upright

(of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man")


Overview of adv just

The adv just has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (162) merely, simply, just, only, but

(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")

2. (95) precisely, exactly, just

(indicating exactness or preciseness; "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said

3. (52) just, just now

(only a moment ago; "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now came out")

4. (33) just, simply

(absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!")

5. (13) barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce

(only a very short time before; "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)

6. just

(exactly at this moment or the moment described; "we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them";)

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