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just    : [dʒ'ʌst] [dʒɪst]
Joust \Joust\ (joust or j[u^]st; 277), v. i. [OE. justen,
jousten, OF. jouster, jouster, joster, F. jouter, fr. L.
juxta near to, nigh, from the root of jungere to join. See
{Join}, and cf. {Jostle}.]
1. To engage in mock combat on horseback, as two knights in
the lists; to tilt. [Written also {just}.]
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For the whole army to joust and tourney. --Holland.
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2. Hence: To engage in a competition involving one-to-one
struggle with an opponent.

Joust \Joust\, n. [OE. juste, jouste, OF. juste, jouste, joste,
F. joute. See {Joust}, v. i.]
1. A tilting match; a mock combat on horseback between two
knights in the lists or inclosed field. [Written also
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Gorgeous knights at joust and tournament. --Milton.
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2. Hence: Any competition involving one-to-one struggle with
an opponent.

Just \Just\, a. [F. juste, L. justus, fr. jus right, law,
justice; orig., that which is fitting; akin to Skr. yu to
join. Cf. {Injury}, {Judge}, {Jury}, {Giusto}.]
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1. Conforming or conformable to rectitude or justice; not
doing wrong to any; violating no right or obligation;
upright; righteous; honest; true; -- said both of persons
and things. "O just but severe law!" --Shak.
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There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good,
and sinneth not. --Eccl. vii.
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Just balances, just weights, . . . shall ye have.
--Lev. xix.
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How should man be just with God? --Job ix. 2.
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We know your grace to be a man.
Just and upright. --Shak.
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2. Not transgressing the requirement of truth and propriety;
conformed to the truth of things, to reason, or to a
proper standard; exact; normal; reasonable; regular; due;
as, a just statement; a just inference.
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Just of thy word, in every thought sincere. --Pope.
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The prince is here at hand: pleaseth your lordship
To meet his grace just distance 'tween our armies.
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He was a comely personage, a little above just
stature. --Bacon.
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Fire fitted with just materials casts a constant
heat. --Jer. Taylor.
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When all
The war shall stand ranged in its just array.
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Their names alone would make a just volume.
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3. Rendering or disposed to render to each one his due;
equitable; fair; impartial; as, just judge.
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Men are commonly so just to virtue and goodness as
to praise it in others, even when they do not
practice it themselves. --Tillotson.
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{Just intonation}. (Mus.)
(a) The correct sounding of notes or intervals; true
(b) The giving all chords and intervals in their purity or
their exact mathematical ratio, or without
{temperament}; a process in which the number of notes
and intervals required in the various keys is much
greater than the twelve to the octave used in systems
of temperament. --H. W. Poole.

Syn: Equitable; upright; honest; true; fair; impartial;
proper; exact; normal; orderly; regular.
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Just \Just\, v. i. [See {Joust}.]
To joust. --Fairfax.
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Just \Just\, n.
A joust. --Dryden.
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Just \Just\, adv.
1. Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither
more nor less than is stated.
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And having just enough, not covet more. --Dryden.
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The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the
beast. --Sir P.
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To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and
one. --Shak.
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2. Closely; nearly; almost.
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Just at the point of death. --Sir W.
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3. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or
time; as, he just missed the train; just too late.
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A soft Etesian gale
But just inspired and gently swelled the sail.
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{Just now}, the least possible time since; a moment ago.
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adv 1: 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" [synonym: {merely}, {simply},
{just}, {only}, {but}]
2: indicating exactness or preciseness; "he was doing precisely
(or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he
said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt" [synonym:
{precisely}, {exactly}, {just}]
3: only a moment ago; "he has just arrived"; "the sun just now
came out" [synonym: {just}, {just now}]
4: absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just
grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!" [synonym: {just},
5: 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 [synonym: {barely}, {hardly}, {just},
{scarcely}, {scarce}]
6: exactly at this moment or the moment described; "we've just
finished painting the walls, so don't touch them";
adj 1: 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" [ant: {unjust}]
2: fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience;
"equitable treatment of all citizens"; "an equitable
distribution of gifts among the children" [synonym: {equitable},
{just}] [ant: {inequitable}, {unjust}]
3: 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" [synonym: {fair}, {just}] [ant: {unfair},
4: of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just
cause"; "an upright and respectable man" [synonym: {good},
{just}, {upright}]

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mightily, mighty, moral, nearly, neutral, noble, numinous,
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quite, radiant, rational, real, really, reasonable, reliable,
reputable, requisite, respectable, right, right and proper,
right-minded, righteous, rightful, rigid, rigidly, rigorously,
sacred, saintlike, saintly, sanctioned, sane, scarce, scarcely,
scrupulous, seemly, self-consistent, sensible, seraphic, shaping,
sharp, simply, simply and solely, singly, smack-dab, so, solely,
solid, sound, sovereign, spang, spotless, square, squarely,
stainless, statutory, sterling, straight, straight-up-and-down,
strict, strictly, substantial, sufficient, suitable, supreme,
terribly, terrifically, timeless, to the letter, totally, tried,
true, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled,
true-spirited, truehearted, trustworthy, ubiquitous, unbiased,
unblemished, unbounded, unchanging, uncolored, uncorrupt,
uncorrupted, undazzled, undefiled, undefined, undeviatingly,
undistorted, unerringly, unimpeachable, uninfluenced, unjaundiced,
unlimited, unmistakably, unprejudiced, unprepossessed, unspotted,
unstained, unsullied, unswayed, untarnished, upright, uprighteous,
upstanding, utterly, valid, veracious, verbally, verbatim,
verbatim et litteratim, veridical, very, virtuous, warrantable,
warranted, weighty, well-argued, well-chosen, well-expressed,
well-founded, well-grounded, well-put, wholesome, wholly,
within the law, word by word, word for word, worthy, yeomanly

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