Definitions for: Justified


[adj] (printing) having words so spaced that lines have straight even margins



Synonyms: even




Famous Quotes Containing Justified:


Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.

-- Caskie Stinnett ( -)

Every nut who kills people has a Bible lying around. If you're looking for violent rape imagery, the Bible's right there in your hotel room. If you just want to look up ways to screw people up, there it is, and you're justified because God told you to.

-- Penn Jillette (American Entertainer)

I hold any writer sufficiently justified who is himself in love with his theme.

-- Henry James (American Writer)

I know there is moral outage in regard to Mr. Milosevic, and that is certainly justified. But what about our response?

-- Pat Roberts (American Politician)

I needed freedom to really express myself. That's really what Justified is about.

-- Justin Timberlake (American Musician)

What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest.

-- Earl Browder (American Activist)

No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place.

-- Meir Kahane (American Clergyman)

I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment is murder in its worst form. I should like to know upon what principle of human society these assertions are based and justified.

-- Benjamin Tucker (American Activist)

A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre until she is placed on the bier.

-- Edith Evans (English Actress)

Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.

-- Thad Cochran (American Politician)

Among the reasons for this was the fact that the U.S.A. is one mass market. It is only when you have a mass market that large-scale manufacturing which involves very substantial expenditures can be justified.

-- Paul Hoffman (American Celebrity)

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.

-- Gloria Steinem (American Activist)

I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.

-- Portia de Rossi (Australian Actress)

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.

-- Kurt Huber (German Celebrity)

For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me. Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.

-- Dan Rather (American Journalist)

It seems to me we have been in a rhetorical arms race in this country, with each side unwilling to lay down its weapons for fear - usually justified - the other side would beat them to a pulp.

-- Pat Sajak (American Entertainer)

Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem... ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as a means of increasing legitimate human wants, as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods, and as a stimulant to social progress.

-- Daniel Starch ( -)

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

-- John Stuart Mill (English Philosopher)

Those who wish well to the State ought to choose to places of trust men of inward principle, justified by exemplary conversation.

-- John Witherspoon (American Politician)

While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful.

-- H. G. Wells (English Author)

Therefore coercion of the non-invasive, when justifiable at all, is to be justified on the ground that it secures, not a minimum of ' invasion, but a minimum of pain.

-- Benjamin Tucker (American Activist)

As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.

-- Jack Kevorkian (American Activist)

In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs, and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated.

-- Newt Gingrich (American Politician)

Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?

-- Chuck Palahniuk (American Novelist)

I am committed to the principle that violence is never justified as a means of ameliorating a grievance.

-- Justin Sane (American Musician)

If I can just see the European war out I think I might feel justified in quitting the war.

-- Ernie Pyle (American Journalist)

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.

-- Gene Tierney (American Actress)

Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.

-- Mary Garden ( -)

I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats!

-- Blake Lively ( Actress)

Because interrogations are intended to coerce confessions, interrogators feel themselves justified in using their coercive means. Consistency regarding the technique is not important; inducing anxiety and fear is the point.

-- Aldrich Ames (American Criminal)

Certainly the interest in asserting copyright is a justified one.

-- Johannes Rau (German Statesman)

But if, on the other hand, we should be justified in rejecting it, if there testified on oath, then, supposing our rules of evidence to be sound, we may be excused if we hesitate elsewhere to give it credence.

-- Simon Greenleaf (American Judge)

We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think religion stops people from thinking. I think it justified crazies.

-- Bill Maher ( Comedian)

To all of us who have been charged, we all agree that we don't feel like we were doing things that we weren't supposed to, because we were told to do them. We think everything was justified, because we were instructed to do this and to do that.

-- Lynndie England (American Criminal)

Successful crimes alone are justified.

-- John Dryden (English Poet)


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