Definitions for: Justly


[adv] in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him"
[adv] with honesty; "he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time"



Webster (1913) Definition: Just"ly, adv. [From Just, a.]
In a just manner; in conformity to law, justice, or
propriety; by right; honestly; fairly; accurately. ``In equal
balance justly weighed.'' --Shak.

Nothing can justly be despised that can not justly be
blamed: where there is no choice there can be no blame.
--South.

Synonyms: justifiedly, right, rightly

Antonyms: unjustly

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Famous Quotes Containing Justly:


But, although America cannot be justly charged with violating the rights of Turkey, Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America.

-- Gerrit Smith (American Politician)

Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do!

-- Jane Taylor (English Poet)

It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature.

-- John Drinkwater (English Poet)

It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.

-- Eamon de Valera (Irish Statesman)

Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly, with an iron hand. This is the case anywhere, even in a family.

-- Abu Bakar Bashir ( Activist)

With the requests of some he complied, and has published a discourse, delivered before the Society for recovering drowned persons, which may be justly pronounced one of the most beautiful and interesting sermons in the English language.

-- John Strachan (Canadian Clergyman)

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

-- John Stuart Mill (English Philosopher)

Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them.

-- Lawrence G. Lovasik ( Clergyman)

Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

-- Ambrose Bierce (American Journalist)

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.

-- Andrew Carnegie (American Businessman)

He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.

-- William Hazlitt (English Critic)

A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.

-- William Penn (English Leader)

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.

-- Earl Nightingale (American Entertainer)

I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor.

-- Edward Everett (American Statesman)

Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.

-- William Gilmore Simms (American Novelist)

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.

-- Louis D. Brandeis (American Judge)

The cost of justice can be justly paid only by the invader.

-- Benjamin Tucker (American Activist)

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.

-- Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Philosopher)

Do we exert our own liberties without injury to others - we exert them justly; do we exert them at the expense of others - unjustly. And, in thus doing, we step from the sure platform of liberty upon the uncertain threshold of tyranny.

-- Frances Wright (Scottish Writer)

He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?

-- Lord Byron (British Poet)

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.

-- Percy Bysshe Shelley (English Poet)

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.

-- Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)

Take care that no one hates you justly.

-- Publilius Syrus (Roman Writer)

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life.

-- Epicurus (Greek Philosopher)


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