Just now
Just Just, adv. 1. Precisely; exactly; -- in place, time, or degree; neither more nor less than is stated. [1913 Webster]

And having just enough, not covet more. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The god Pan guided my hand just to the heart of the beast. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

To-night, at Herne's oak, just 'twixt twelve and one. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Closely; nearly; almost. [1913 Webster]

Just at the point of death. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

3. Barely; merely; scarcely; only; by a very small space or time; as, he just missed the train; just too late. [1913 Webster]

A soft Etesian gale But just inspired and gently swelled the sail. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Just now}, the least possible time since; a moment ago. [1913 Webster]


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  • just now — 1) British at the present time Mrs Collins is busy just now, so you ll have to wait. 2) a very short time ago Who spoke just now? When did you see him? Just now, up at the house. I m sorry if I interrupted you just now. What were you saying to… …   English dictionary

  • just now — {adv. phr.} 1. Just at this moment; at this time. * /Mr. Johnson isn t here just now. Will you phone back later? 2./ {informal} A very short time ago; only a moment ago; only a little while ago. * / Where could that boy have gone so quickly? He… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • just now — {adv. phr.} 1. Just at this moment; at this time. * /Mr. Johnson isn t here just now. Will you phone back later? 2./ {informal} A very short time ago; only a moment ago; only a little while ago. * / Where could that boy have gone so quickly? He… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • just\ now — adv. phr. 1. Just at this moment; at this time. Mr. Johnson isn t here just now. Will you phone back later? 2. informal A very short time ago; only a moment ago; only a little while ago. Where could that boy have gone so quickly? He was here just …   Словарь американских идиом

  • just now — adverb a) Very close to the present moment. We do not have that item in stock just now. b) In a little while. Shortly, which could mean within ten minutes or two hours or at some indeterminate time within the near future. I was talking to my… …   Wiktionary

  • just now — adverb only a moment ago (Freq. 1) he has just arrived the sun just now came out • Syn: ↑just …   Useful english dictionary

  • just now — this very moment, a minute ago The accident happened just now. The police haven t even arrived yet …   Idioms and examples

  • just now — a short time ago. I came from a meeting just now where the governor said he would veto the proposed law …   New idioms dictionary

  • just now — just this moment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • just now — South African Slang Origin: Original South African English coinages sometime in the near future, not necessarily immediately. Expresses an intention to act soon, but not necessarily immediately. (as in 20–90 minutes time) …   English dialects glossary

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