Definitions for: Justified


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



Synonyms: even




Famous Quotes Containing Justified:


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)

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)

We don't deliberately set out to offend. Unless we feel it's justified.

-- Graham Chapman (British Comedian)

Certainly the interest in asserting copyright is a justified one.

-- Johannes Rau (German Statesman)

Successful crimes alone are justified.

-- John Dryden (English Poet)

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.

-- Ernest Hemingway (American Novelist)

Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants cannot plead in defence of their actions that these were justified by the accepted values of that time.

-- Douglas Hurd (British Politician)

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

-- Meir Kahane (American Clergyman)

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.

-- Gilbert K. Chesterton (English Writer)

You know as a scientist that both were developed completely independently of each other in the laboratories. And only afterward were the political situations contrived out of which they could be justified.

-- E. P. Thompson (British Historian)

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 ( -)

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

-- Justin Sane (American Musician)

By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.

-- E. O. Wilson (American Scientist)

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

-- Portia de Rossi (Australian 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 ( -)

The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease, which had been authorized by Washington, that I thought were not justified for their war effort. They wanted them for postwar use.

-- W. Averell Harriman (American Politician)

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

-- Henry James (American Writer)

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject quite so worthy of my attention.

-- Jay Dratler ( -)

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

-- Gloria Steinem (American Activist)

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)

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)

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)

When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.

-- Ayn Rand (Russian Writer)

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

-- Justin Timberlake (American Musician)

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)

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

-- Ernie Pyle (American Journalist)

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 ( -)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.

-- Elizabeth Wurtzel (American Writer)

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)

Unfortunately, I was not wise enough to listen to her advice, and hastily married. In a few weeks, I had occasion to repent of the step I had taken, as the report proved true - a report which I thought justified, and indeed required, our separation.

-- Maria Monk (Canadian Celebrity)


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