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He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.Samuel Smiles
- (nonstandard) alternative form of just
- 1838, -Charles Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby
- 'Mister Muntlehiney,' said the man. 'Wot's come on him? Is he at home?'
- 'He is above stairs, I believe,' replied Kate, a little reassured by this inquiry. 'Do you want him?'
- 'No,' replied the visitor. 'I don't ezactly want him, if it's made a favour on. You can jist give him that 'ere card, and tell him if he wants to speak to ME, and save trouble, here I am; that's all.'
- 1884, -Mark Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- They get all their chawing by borrowing; they say to a fellow, "I wisht you'd len' me a chaw, Jack, I jist this minute give Ben Thompson the last chaw I had"—which is a lie pretty much everytime;
- (rare) Alternative spelling of gist.
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