This jacket is just my size.
This gadget is just the thing for getting those nails out.
Just my luck (= the sort of bad luck I usually have) . The phone's not working.
You're just in time .
She looks just like her mother.
It's just what I wanted!
It's just as I thought.
It's just on six (= exactly six o'clock) .
at the same moment as
The clock struck six just as I arrived.
no less than; equally
She's just as smart as her sister.
You can get there just as cheaply by plane.
by a small amount
I got here just after nine.
I only just caught the train.
Inflation fell to just over 4 per cent.
used to say that you/sb did sth very recently
I've just heard the news.
When you arrived he had only just left.
She has just been telling us about her trip to Rome.
I just saw him a moment ago.
at this/that moment; now
I'm just finishing my book.
I was just beginning to enjoy myself when we had to leave.
I'm just off (= I am leaving now) .
going to do sth only a few moments from now or then
The water's just about to boil.
I was just going to tell you when you interrupted.
It was just an ordinary day.
I can't just drop all my commitments.
This essay is just not good enough .
I didn't mean to upset you. It's just that I had to tell somebody.
This is not just another disaster movie─it's a masterpiece.
Just because you're older than me doesn't mean you know everything.
The food was just wonderful!
I can just imagine his reaction.
I decided to learn Japanese just for fun .
I waited an hour just to see you.
There is just one method that might work.
‘Can I help you?’ ‘No thanks, I'm just looking .’ (= in a shop/store)
used in orders to get sb's attention, give permission, etc.
Just listen to what I'm saying, will you!
Just help yourselves.
used to make a polite request, excuse, etc.
Could you just help me with this box, please?
I've just got a few things to do first.
used to show a slight possibility that sth is true or will happen
Try his home number─he might just be there.
used to agree with sb
‘He's very pompous.’ ‘Isn't he just?’
used to say that you/sb would have been in the same position if you had done sth else, because you got little benefit or enjoyment from what you did do
The weather was so bad we might just as well have stayed at home.
it is a good thing
It is just as well that we didn't leave any later or we'd have missed him.
almost; very nearly
I've met just about everyone.
‘Did you reach your sales target?’ ‘Just about.’
She should be arriving just about now.
used to ask sb to wait for a short time
‘Is Mr Burns available?’ ‘Just a second, please, I'll check.’
suddenly, without warning or explanation
at this moment
Come and see me later─I'm busy just now.
during this present period
Business is good just now.
only a short time ago
I saw her just now.
later; in a short period of time
done or arranged very accurately or carefully
He liked polishing the furniture and making everything just so.
at that moment
Just then, someone knocked at the front door.
not now but probably quite soon
I can't give you the money just yet.
used to say that you would equally well like to do sth as do sth else that has been suggested
I'd just as soon stay at home as go out tonight.
exactly what is needed in a particular situation
that most people consider to be morally fair and reasonable
公正的决定 / 法律 / 社会
a just decision/law/society
people who are just
appropriate in a particular situation
应有的报偿 / 惩罚
a just reward/punishment
I think she got her just deserts (= what she deserved) .
to be treated justly
to be justly proud of sth
Already and yet are usually used with the present perfect tense, but in NAmE they can also be used with the simple past tense.
I already did it.
Did you eat yet?
However, this is much more common in spoken than in written English and some Americans do not consider it acceptable, even in speech. The present perfect is more common in NAmE and almost always used in BrE .
I’ve already done it.
Have you eaten yet?
Just is mostly used with the perfect tenses in BrE and with the simple past in NAmE .
( NAmE )
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
fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
- equitable treatment of all citizens
- an equitable distribution of gifts among the children
used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
- a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincol
- a kind and just man
- a just reward
- his just inheritance
of moral excellence
- a genuinely good person
- a just cause
- an upright and respectable man
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.Yeat
exactly at this moment or the moment described
- we've just finished painting the walls, so don't touch them
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
only a moment ago
- he has just arrived
- the sun just now came out
近义词: just now
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
- I just can't take it anymore
- he was just grand as Romeo
- it's simply beautiful!