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 Meanings and Examples of JUSTIFY
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justify
 v.  adjust the spaces between words; show to be reasonable; explain, clear away
Classic Sentence: (91 in 7 pages)
1  Yet that rage gathered only when she had heard of injustice or harsh treatment, and never because she desired to argue on her own behalf, or to attempt to justify her own conduct.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
2  And I think that God will justify me in my resolve.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
3  But man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: VII
4  I have not said all this to justify myself.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
5  And most contemptible of all it is that now I am attempting to justify myself to you.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
6  "No, you have not understood me," said his mother, not knowing how to justify herself.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VIII
7  He did not renounce his opinions, but felt himself in some way to blame and wished to justify himself.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXII
8  Napoleon's historian Thiers, like other of his historians, trying to justify his hero says that he was drawn to the walls of Moscow against his will.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VII
9  The historians quite falsely represent Napoleon's faculties as having weakened in Moscow, and do so only because the results did not justify his actions.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER VIII
10  This man is still needed to justify the final collective act.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER IV
11  When a man works alone he always has a certain set of reflections which as it seems to him directed his past activity, justify his present activity, and guide him in planning his future actions.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER VII
12  You perhaps will find some means to justify my poor guiltless Justine.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
13  The people, in the case of which we speak, could justify its prejudice against Roger Chillingworth by no fact or argument worthy of serious refutation.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
14  Nothing in my opinion has ever passed to justify doubt; no secrecy has been attempted; all has been uniformly open and unreserved.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
15  I was prepared to meet you with the pleasure which our separation naturally produced, with the familiarity which our intimacy at Barton appeared to me to justify.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
Example Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  Ministers must appear before parliament and justify their actions.
2  No argument can justify a war.
3  He decided there was insufficient evidence to justify criminal proceedings.
4  Several reasons were put forward to justify the imposition of censorship.
5  If satisfied they indicate that an appropriate level of concern exists to justify legal intervention but an order will not automatically follow.
6  They haven't been given these rights for eternity - they should justify having them just like most other people have to.
7  "And old Madam Reed, or the Misses, her daughters, will be solicited by you to seek a place, I suppose?" "No, sir; I am not on such terms with my relatives as would justify me in asking favours of them--but I shall advertise."
8  It seemed like he was using any hook, no matter how flimsy, to justify the Wall Street bailout that the Washington and New York elite pushed through.
9  The defence team deployed peremptory challenges, which can be used by both sides for purely strategic reasons with no imperative to justify their use, to nix Indigenous people from being considered as jurors.
10  The act was barely justified by the circumstances.
11  Such action can be justified on the grounds of greater efficiency.
12  As a footnote, I should add that there was one point on which his bravado was more than justified.
13  Harry Reasoner, the lead attorney for the insurers, said they were justified in withholding payment on several grounds.
14  In the Chief Constable's view the use of force was fully justified.
15  The boy justified himself by saying he did not begin the fight.