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only just

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only just 1. adv. recently
2. adv. with a small margin
Analysis
only 1. adj. Alone in a category.
2. adj. Singularly superior, the best.
3. adj. Without sibling, without a sibling of the same gender.
4. adv. without others or anything further, exclusively
5. adv. no more than, just
just 1. adj. factually fair, correct, proper.
2. adj. morally fair, upright, righteous, equitable.
3. adv. Only, simply, merely
4. adv. (sentence adverb) Used to reduce the force of an imperative, simply.
5. adv. (speech act) Used to convey a less serious or formal tone

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Example Sentences

I have only just learned of this from an ancient family chronicle. 
Only just now a big transvestite wanted to turn down my bed. 
The situation was diffused, but only just
You have only just extricated yourself from a painful situation. 

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