Phrases with "just"

E. Phillips Oppenheim Our West End branch does not altogether please him just now. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch I heard at the time, and paid it just so much heed as one does pay to the like news — just so much and no more. D’Arfet’s Vengeance by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was at a public school and he’s just down from the university. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

They stood together with darkness about them, through which they could just see each other’s faces. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

What was I in comparison with the Principle of Legitimacy? Late that night I went in search of Dominic. That Mediterranean sailor was just the man I wanted. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Olaf Stapledon Hitherto, when challenged, he had merely said, “I just had to get away from it all and think,” or “I found I wasn’t really sure of my own foundations after all. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Anthony Trollope He is as generous as the sun, and as just as he is generous. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Ford Madox Ford In just the same way, at moments, she almost yielded to the temptation to denounce Mrs Basil to her husband or Maisie Maidan to hers. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

E. Phillips Oppenheim A soft grey twilight rested upon the sea; darker and blacker the waters seemed just then by contrast with the lightening skies. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

But the long and short of it is just this. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

He drank this glass as he had the other two, in quick gulps, then wiped his mouth with his handkerchief, imitating a man with a big mustache who had just drunk a glass of foamy beer. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

You have not seen it: you would not know the house, Dr. Fenwick. And just when all is finished, to be taken away and thrust into the grave. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

James Joyce He knows he’s just thrilling and she’s sure she’d squeam. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Something just brushed his cheek as he did so; a cobweb in the wood or something else. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

We dine at eight, and there are people coming to meet you; so you must just get the dressing business over as quickly as may be. The Four-Fifteen Express by Amelia B. Edwards

Anne Bronte Many would be glad to tell her such news, just to see how she would take it; and then she might expose herself to fresh scandal. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George MacDonald He undid the nose-bag, put it in the boot, and was just going to mount and drive away, when the fellow interfered, and would not let him get up. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

E. F. Benson About one o’clock just as he was collecting what must surely be the last of these bird-breakfasts, the door of Mallards opened and Elizabeth stepped carefully over his umbrella and a box of cigars. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

And this poor fellow’s soul! I have indeed prayed, and will still pray, for him; I’ve prayed from my heart, just as if it had been for a brother of mine. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Andrew Lang But, just as the youth was going to speak, the old man’s counsel flashed into the youth’s mind, and he replied hastily: ‘The one whom we love best is always the handsomest. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I just dropped round to one or two of the principal trustees the day before I left, and they said you had only to apply. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

Robert Louis Stevenson Either they like the man, and then a’ goes fine; or else they just detest him, and ye may spare your breath — ye can do naething. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

An Americanized Dane, a shady sporting solicitor, a highbrow financier who looked like Don Quixote and had just crashed; it didn’t sound a formidable combination. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

He merely said: “You had better hide the boat behind the wheel; there is a place there just fit for that purpose. The Miller’s Daughter by Émile Zola

If what old Oram had said was true with regard to the probable arrest of Ivy Lexton, there was just time to accomplish that which he had planned to do in what had seemed but one flashing second. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Charles Kingsley I said, just now — The emancipation of the human intellect. Science by Charles Kingsley

E. F. Benson Miss Mapp had gone straight home from her visit to the Poppits just about eleven, and stationed herself in the window where she could keep an eye on the houses of the duellists. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson Well, poor Jinny, she might just as well have worn her finery and worn it out . The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Olaf Stapledon And just as in every percept, even in every hallucination, there is something objective to the perceiving, so in every moral intuition there is something objectively good, in the sense defined above. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

John Galsworthy Good-bye?” Looking at the ground he held out his hand, crossed the palm of it with Bosinney’s, and taking his umbrella just above the silk, walked away along the terrace. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

Sigmund Freud You told your parents what happened - a fact which we have hitherto been unable to account for — just as the governess wrote and told her parents. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

Then she turned her eyes quickly away, but a second later looked hesitatingly round again and gave me just the ghost of a very sweet smile. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Willa Cather She was giggling and talking to Anna just as if she had not made, as even Mrs. Kronborg admitted, an exhibition of herself. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

We had only just commenced our toilet when our hostess entered, as usual in high spirits, welcomed and kissed us both again and again. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Is there any just cause or impediment why we should not, Mr. Vicar?” “Only the expense,” replied the Vicar, in a conciliatory tone. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Julian Wyllard came back to the carriage just as the story was finished. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

G. K. Chesterton D’ye think Wolfe Tone or Charles Stuart Parnell never compromised? But it’s just because you’re afraid of a compromise that you won’t have a revolution. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

A bench, or shelf, just wide enough to sit on ran round the wall, broken only by the door and, at the end opposite the door, a lavatory pan with no wooden seat. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells That we must pitch our lives just as much as we can in the heroic key, and hem and control mere lasciviousness as it were a sort of leprosy of the soul, seems fairly certain. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Then they grasped the edge of the further curtain and hung on there, just fingers and knuckles and nothing else. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Henry Kingsley He was thinking how pleasant it was that the people were all so kind to him, just as kind as they were at home. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

D. H. Lawrence But before Lou’s straightforwardness and utter sexual incompetence, he just stood in contempt. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope But young ladies sometimes allow themselves to fall in love, and then to think themselves very ill-used just because they have had no idea in their head. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

F. Scott Fitzgerald It’s just a story about a lot of things that happened to me. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Guy de Maupassant When he told me that he was going to get married I was hurt, just as if he had been guilty of a treacherous act with regard to me. A Philosopher (Un Sage) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

I’m sure I have a beast inside me — see, just there! The skin isn’t broken; the complaint is internal. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Bronislaw Malinowski But even in the case of such reliable authors as the ones just mentioned it should always be carefully considered whether they knew with the same degree of exactness all the tribes they compare. The Family among the Australian Aborigines by Bronislaw Malinowski [1913]

Anthony Trollope He thought also that he was passing a just eulogium on Mrs Prime, in declaring that she was of the same opinion. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins She gives me just what I wanted; here is the case at Solferino once more. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Thomas Hardy It was only just — nothing at all, and I had almost forgotten it. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

The tentacles dripping blood have to be torn away and the man snatched violently from the plant just in time to save his life. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

Rudyard Kipling Half of it is morally dead, and worse than dead, and that’s just the half from which we have a right to look for the best impulses. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Margaret Oliphant Mrs. Forrester came out with those little graces which were part of herself, giving a smile to old Symington, and nodding kindly to the young men from the yacht who were just coming ashore. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Elizabeth Gaskell Set them up with their sausages! I’ve a notion if Mrs. Jenkins had ever tasted mother’s she’d have no fancy for them town-made things Fanny took in just now. Christmas Storms and Sunshine by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Olaf Stapledon When I had deposited my baggage in my room, Maggie led me to see her younger child, Sheila, who had just been put to bed. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Charles Kingsley Two little colonies of these lovely flowers arrived just before their retreat was cut off. On Bio-Geology by Charles Kingsley

Then a small cut was made, just enough to draw blood, and show stains afterwards upon the towels. The Tragedy of the Silver Moon by Arthur Gask [1940]

George MacDonald He would be just as lonely there as here. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Thomas Hardy I am overburdened — and you, too, are unhinged just now. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

I remember hearing some disturbance in the lobby behind me, just as I was passing out at the Broadway entrance. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

He knew Seaboard Terrace very well indeed; it was at Saltwater; just out at the eastern end of it. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Elizabeth Von Arnim It didn’t seem much to ask in a world so crowded with people, just to have one of them, only one out of all the millions, to oneself. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

H. G. Wells That afternoon they almost ran over a man shot through the body and partly decomposed, lying near the middle of the road, just outside Albany. He must have been lying there for some days . The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Anthony Trollope Nothing seemed changed since he had left it: his uncle came in just before dinner, and poked the fire exactly as he had done on the last visit George had paid him after a long absence. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

George Gissing Had I children, I would have them taught just enough to aid them in such craft or trade as a man without means could put them to. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Anne Bronte I found the latter reclining on the sofa just as I had left him. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

He sat up with a jerk, and was just in time to see the limousine disappear between the garage doors. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

William Blades The following is translated from an interesting work just published in Paris,4 and shows how, even at this very time, and in the centre of the literary activity of France, books meet their fate. The Enemies of Books by William Blades [1880]

James Joyce Did they never sharee you ebro at skol, you antiabecedarian? It’s just the same as if I was to go par examplum now in conservancy’s cause out of telekinesis and proxenete you. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Edgar Allan Poe He let him in to see the place — just by way of variety — to have a little fun with him. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins Did you notice a lady who was taking leave of me just now at the house door?” I replied that I had seen the lady for a moment, but not for the first time. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Thomas Hobbes For sometimes, as men's manners are, justice cannot be had without money, and every man may think his own cause just till it be heard and judged. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes

Gaston Leroux In Box Five on the pit tier, which is just inside the first exit from the stalls on the left, they found nothing worth mentioning either. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Jules Verne There may perhaps be some secret in it,” returned the Major. “That’s just what we’re to see,” said his cousin. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Algernon Blackwood It seemed a host of these flying figures of the snow chased madly just behind him. The Glamour of the Snow by Algernon Blackwood

Charles Dickens In the negro car belonging to the train in which we made this journey, were a mother and her children who had just been purchased; the husband and father being left behind with their old owner. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

H.P. Lovecraft You excel me in gett’g ye Formulae so another may saye them with Success, but Borellus fancy’d it wou’d be so if just ye right Wordes were hadd. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

Walter Besant Spirits whisper —— I felt a cold breath on my own cheek just now. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Wilkie Collins I was landed just in the same state as when they rescued me from the brig--that is to say, clean out of my senses. Blow Up with the Brig! by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Thomas Love Peacock He just showed himself at the door, muttered ‘The devil is come among you!’ and vanished. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

It was no lethal cargo, but coal, common household coal; not a full load of it, I rememberedjust a good-sized mound amidships, trimmed with battens fore and aft to prevent shifting. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

But we could reach the place just as easily from the main Wickham–Crome road, across the fields. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Of course, being left so much as I was to my own whim in such things, I could not keep a just mean; I had an aversion for the Latin derivatives which was nothing short of a craze. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Wilkie Collins The men at my stables were just stirring when I got home. The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins [1886]

And Herbert went with his mother for four days to Skegness because Chris couldn’t leave the factory and it just happened that this was one of the numerous occasions when Herbert was without a job. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Rudyard Kipling He lies quiett just now, and says Saddhu-disguise suits him to the ground. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

If I were a young married woman, I’d ask my husband to take me to the Mabille, just for half an hour, with an old bonnet and a thick veil. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Thomas Hardy Hence when, just before six, he reached home and saw a fly at the door from the King’s Arms, and his step-daughter, with all her little bags and boxes, getting into it, he was taken by surprise. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

E. Phillips Oppenheim I thought you must be out and I just opened the door to see. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

William Hope Hodgson And then, just as the dawn was upon us, there loomed up a fresh wonder — the hull of a great vessel maybe a couple or three score fathoms in from the edge of the weed. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Thomas Hardy But one of the girls who occupied an adjoining bed was more wakeful than Tess, and would insist upon relating to the latter various particulars of the homestead into which she had just entered. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Olaf Stapledon Well, there’s some truth in that view, but look at the world now! Everyone’s just clamouring for a good time. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Walter Scott But it went, he said, just like a decreet in absence, and was lost for want of a contradictor. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

What had it stood for? Was it just a country of the mind? Out here in the open, in this elemental land, it had an appropriateness that somehow lessened its strangeness. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Anthony Trollope Say that I may have a hope a chance; that if he is cold, and hard, and and and, just what we know he is, then I may have a chance. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

I heard her breathe long, just like a cow when you turn her calf in the lot, and she says: ‘You’re late, Perry.’ “‘Five minutes,’ says Perry, cheerful. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Oh, no, just a bathing fatality. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Jules Verne During this time, Harding told Neb all that had happened at the corral, and Neb recounted to his master the events of which the plateau had just been the theater. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Willa Cather Thea was leaning, just then, over the balcony rail, her head in the light from the chandeliers below. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Aphra Behn And going up the walk, towards the place where we were to mount the wall, just at the end of it, turning a corner, we encountered two men, who were too near us to be prevented. Love-letters between a Nobleman and his sister by Aphra Behn

Arthur Machen And, apparently, the verdict was a just one, since Montagu Williams adds: “It subsequently transpired that Miss Dash was not the only woman with whom he had committed bigamy. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

Theodore Dreiser Only once he apologised in the very beginning: “It’s so bad today, I’ll just wear these around. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

I just mention that to show that up to then I had no thought of interfering with the contents of the wallet. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Charles Dickens Ha, ha, ha! You shall read ’em to me, dear boy! And if they’re in foreign languages wot I don’t understand, I shall be just as proud as if I did. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

Susanna Rowson At the age of twenty-five I married an amiable woman; one son, and the girl who just now left us, were the fruits of our union. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

There was only a line or two, just saying he had not been able to return it before, but that he hoped he was at length getting on: and that if he did get on, he should be sure to write again later. The Syllabub Feast by Ellen Wood [1875]

Our undertaking, just completed — and just begun — has come at the right time, not a day too soon. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Mark Twain The Popes have long been the patrons and preservers of art, just as our new, practical Republic is the encourager and upholder of mechanics. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The old man is just gone in to lie down. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Anthony Trollope We’ll just trot across to the wood at once” “They haven’t begun yet as far as I can see,” said Mr. Gotobed standing up in the carriage. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson On the slow movement went, its monotonous course relieved just once by a frightful squeal from the great organ as Georgie, turning over, put his finger on one of the top notes, and wailed itself away. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

Henry James There was Christina Light, who had too much, and here was Miss Blanchard, who had too little, and there was Mary Garland (in whom the quality was wholly uncultivated), who had just the right amount. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

E. F. Benson I feared Mrs. Stone, whose grave with the sinister inscription, “In evil memory,” I had so often seen in my dream, just beyond the lawn which lay below my window. The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson

Wilkie Collins From first to last, poor creature, she kept her secret; just as she would have kept her secret if she had worn false hair, or if she had been indebted to the dentist for her teeth. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

G. K. Chesterton I hope to say something in a moment about the very deep and indeed very just and wise morality that is really involved in that ugly tale. Robert Louis Stevenson by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

This drew their attention from us for a moment; then, just as another flight of spears was let fly at us, we plunged forward on our horses, and fired our revolvers. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

When I arose, I went once more to the window and looked out, just in time to see a shadowy figure glide stealthily along the wall. The Murdered Cousin by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. Phillips Oppenheim Accordingly, I am having a luncheon basket packed, and after breakfast we are going for a sail, just you and I. You see the sea is as calm as a duck pond this morning. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Mark Twain She’s a goner, just as dead sure as Muff Potter’s a goner. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Lady Mary took her advice and read some moral essays, just published; then a new play; after that the history of one short period; and ended with a volume of sermons then much in fashion. A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent by Sarah Sco

Anthony Trollope I should take to drink, and should blow my brains out just as the second cradle came. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Mark Twain Go on, Tom!” “Oh, it’s all getting just as bright as day, now. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

George Eliot But one afternoon, when a sudden shower of heavy rain had detained Mr. Poulter twenty minutes longer than usual at the Black Swan, the sword was brought — just for Tom to look at. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

H. Rider Haggard The other mail is just coming in- but what is the matter, Mildred? You look pale. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then, just as they were preparing to depart, a servant brought a telegram to Mr. Hutchinson, which the latter opened at once with nervous haste. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

There was nothing behind him: there was just the whitewashed wall. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

E. F. Benson Tacked on, too, just as you were meaning to do. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Rudyard Kipling I’ll just sit here in the chair by the stove and write a letter, if you don’t mind. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle I will choose, therefore, just one minute before that hour. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Edith Wharton That was all just words; in matters of sex and sentiment, as he knew, a man was a different kind of man in every case that presented itself. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

E. F. Benson And you must excuse my deshabille, just my shopping-frock. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle His assistant had just brought him a slip of paper from the next room. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

By the fire-ordeal the power of deciding was just as unequivocally left in their hands. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Jules Verne There was no danger of an explosion, and they might without fear open the safety lamp to try the experiment, just as the old miner had done before. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Apparently he had only just come from the bath. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Monsoreau, who had the entree, appeared on the threshold just as the duke, after having thrown his hat on a chair, was holding out his boots to a valet to pull off. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Edith Wharton Worse by just so much as I’d learned of life in the interval; by all the damnable implications my wider experience read into them. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Andrew Lang I should only just see what was there. The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim Please come, just for one hour. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Rafael Sabatini For just one instant Lionel was carried off his feet by the luxury of his genuine indignation, and in that one instant he was lost. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Perhaps we may presently find a little space in our Chinese puzzle which this fact of the detached hand will just drop into. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

I had made her fond of me, and then, just in a careless moment of pity, had so acted that she had been taken off her guard and had confessed that fondness without shame. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Andrew Lang It wasn’t long till she heard how a young prince, that was just arrived, was living in the palace of the young mistress. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Yet he could have endured living with her if it had not been for just one thing — sex. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

E. F. Benson He just looked up, and what he saw caused his hand to twitch so violently that he put a large dab of cobalt on the middle of his red-brick house. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

H. G. Wells It took, he found, just forty-two minutes more of the Lord Paramount’s time to launch the cardinal orders for this stupendous gesture. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

Wilkie Collins The Duchess Regent and her child were just retiring for the night, when the German surgeon and the French ambassador politely informed them that they were prisoners. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Philolaus the Pythagorean242 would have the earth to be one of the stars, and believed that it turned in an oblique circle around fire, just as the sun and moon have their own courses. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Stop a moment; does not that sunbeam yonder, just by the side of the town, glitter on the Ironsides?” This was the name given the cuirassiers, whom Cromwell had made his body-guard. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Everybody got up at the same time, including Porthos, who was just finishing an almond-cake capable of making the jaws of a crocodile stick together. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Anthony Trollope With the fact of the £20 just brought to my knowledge, and with the copy of my book published at 7 1/2d. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman Erastus just about worshiped her. Luella Miller by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

E. F. Benson Stephen was seated just opposite her, and now and then she exchanged little distant smiles with him. Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

To a certain extent our ideas, being realities, are also independent variables, and, just as they follow other reality and fit it, so, in a measure, does other reality follow and fit them. The Meaning of Truth by William James

But that’s just the sort of creature the women like to rave about. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Mamma, I heard the front door open: if it is my uncle coming in, just ask him to step upstairs, and let me hear his assurance that I am truly awake and collected, and not dreaming or delirious. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Daniel Defoe This made our hlessed Lord tell them “The works of your father ye will do,” meaning the Devil, as he had expressed it just before. The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

Jules Verne He who had just reperused the document was but a simple “captain of the woods. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

To begin with, I told Mary all about Tod McSwiney, just in a casual sort of way, as if I were thinking to interest her. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

At ony rate there was nae mair word o’ swimming, and he was swirled round below the fa’ just like a corp. The Herd of Standlan by John Buchan

Wilkie Collins Any other servant, I tell you again, should have left this place to-morrow morning; but I will be more than just to you. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Fortunately I am shrewd enough for two, and it is just when he despairs of justice, I am confident of obtaining it for him. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins Even while he was speaking those few words, Alicia’s face changed just as I had seen it change at our first interview. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Sinclair Lewis She just didn’t have any virtue to be doubtful about. World So Wide by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James It lasted while I just bridled a little with the sense that my office demanded that there should be no such ignorance and no such person. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

I shall go just as you see me now. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

The bottoms are turned permanently up and are, just now, a little muddy, if I may say so. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Sigmund Freud Thus, it agrees entirely with our expectations that the autoerotic activity should be attributed to the father, just as was the questioning in the first scene of the dream. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Elizabeth Von Arnim The April baby recovered her speech first, and lifting her finger, pointed it at the criminal in just indignation. Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1898]

E. F. Benson Very softly I crept close, and then banged the window down, and I think I just caught the tip of one of her fingers. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson

H. G. Wells The old people get their own breakfast when they want it, and Frau Buchholz has a tray, just bread and butter and tea, whenever we can manage it after the drawing-room’s been seen to. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

M. R. James You see, it stands this way, Mr. Dillet – if I knew just a bit more about the pedigree —” “Or just a bit less,” Mr. Dillet put in. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

George Berkeley So likewise a man may be just and virtuous without having precise ideas of justice and virtue. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge by George Berkeley [1710]

They arrived at the Vicarage breathless, with glowing cheeks, just in time to make a hurried toilet for dinner. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Willa Cather It’s like The Pit and the Pendulum. I feel as if the poor fellow were strapped down on a revolving disk that comes around under the knife just so often. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Wilkie Collins I cannot surely presume to vote in your place?” “You can vote, my dear child, just as well as I can,” replied the old lady. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Saleh being a good Mussulman, was only just (if) in time to run up and cut the bird's throat before it died, otherwise his religious scruples would have prevented him from eating any of it. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

G. K. Chesterton But if it is just, it is just because women are women, not because women are sweated workers and white slaves and all sorts of things that they ought never to have been. A Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Thomas Hardy He has only just seen it himself. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Jules Verne The stratified rocks on the shore were richly carpeted with verdure, and innumerable kangaroos were jumping over the woods and plains, just as at the time of its discovery in 1802. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Wilkie Collins Did I tell you that she is just two years older than I am? “I declare I am forgetting him again! He is Lord Janeaway. Such a quiet modest man, and so easily amused. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

She just — just burned up inside. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

Jane Austen Sharp is the word, you see! By G— you are just in time! The doctor has been here inquiring for you: he has got one of the boats, and is to be off for Spithead by six, so you had better go with him. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

In the eventful year, 1815, I was exactly three-and-twenty, and had just succeeded to a very large sum in consols and other securities. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

Rudyard Kipling He was killed just before the long retreat from Mons came to an end — killed leading his platoon in the woods round Villers Cotterets fifteen months ago. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

Anthony Trollope What’s the use of laying in bed when one has had enough of sleep?’ ‘But that’s just the question,’ said Clara; ‘whether one has had enough at six o’clock. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

It was about eight o’clock, and the moon was just arisen. At the Rising of the Waters by John Buchan

Guy de Maupassant But her character! Just ask about it in the neighborhood, and even the porter’s wife, who has just sent me about my business — she will tell you something about it. The Fishing Hole (Le Trou) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

I decree the cognitive relation between the two original facts to mean that just that kind of concrete chain of intermediaries exists or can exist. The Meaning of Truth by William James

However, she had just sufficient discrimination to know he was better than most people. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

H. Rider Haggard The sky was blue in those days, or only flecked with summer clouds, just as Arthur and Angela’s perfect companionship was flecked and shaded with the deeper hues of dawning passion. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

May I ask, sir, what it is you want?” “I beg ten thousand pardons; but might I just have one word with your husband?” “With whom, sir?” “Your husband. Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh

Benjamin Disraeli But these were just the things that Lord Montfort did not dislike doing. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I was going down to the village from the Vicarage just after dusk when I found a fellow in a trap who had got himself into broken water. The Doings of Raffles Haw by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Edith Wharton But just because the actual you kept apart and didn’t meddle or pry, the other, the you in my heart, seemed to get a tighter hold on me. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

George Gissing Tell your mother just what you have done, and say that I will write to her about you. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Katherine Mansfield She pulled down the window-blinds—but they gave a persistent, whitish glare which was just as bad. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle There is just a field between us, but to reach it you have to go along the road and then turn down a lane. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

That’s just exactly like my dad. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

The thing was hushed-up and for years it was forgotten, until the original draft turned up, just by chance, in the Tower records. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey