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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

just (comparative more just or juster, superlative most just or justest)

Positive
just

Comparative
more just or juster

Superlative
most just or justest

  1. Fair; even; equitable.
    It looks like a just solution at first glance.

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Adverb

just

  1. Only, simply, merely
    Just follow the directions on the box.
    Plant just a few tomatoes, unless you can, freeze, or dry them.
  2. Moments ago, recently
    They just left, but you may leave a message at the desk.
  3. By a narrow margin; closely; nearly
    It just missed my head!
  4. exactly, perfectly
    He wants everything just right for the big day.

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Catalan

Adjective

just

  1. fair

German

Adjective

just archaic

  1. just

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Latvian

Verb

just

  1. To feel

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adverb

just

  1. just; quite recently; only moments ago
  2. just; only, simply
  3. exactly, precisely
    Just nu = Right now (At this precise moment)
    Det var just vad jag ville ha! = That's exactly what I wanted!

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