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  • adv. at a particular time in the past


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  • Peering under its canopied stone roof, he could see that the hexagonal well was just then overflowing with quicksand—completelyfilled.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • Shelby was standing before his dressing-glass, sharpening his razor; and just then the door opened, and a colored boy entered, with his shaving-water.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • But just then Aphrodite spotted Ares and Poseidon coming out of Arts of Warfare, a store that specialized in spears, tridents, and thunderbolts.

    Aphrodite the Beauty

  • They looked at one another uneasily again, but just then Dr. Vera emerged from the deli—

    How To Kill Your Boyfriend (In Ten Easy Steps)

  • I really loved Mrs. Dranka and just then got a big pang of loneliness for her, though it only had been a week or so since I last sat to her left and played “Janina” and she clasped her hands and looked to the ceiling and said, “I am so blessed to have a student who never, ever disappoints me.”

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • But just then a giant gasp arose from all the prisoners and the workers, as Captain Tom Riker threw himself across the two-meter distance between himself and Weyoun and propelled the Vorta howling into the pit—


  • But just then the boat, surprising her slightly with its abrupt fleetness, nosed in on the shingle.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Cecil, who has only just then been readmitted, bends close to me and whispers, Was it Mordred in the gallery?

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • The Board, set up by the state legislature and thus free from the grasp of the Tweed Ring, a gang of criminal polititians who were just then ruling and robbing New York City with brazen greed, had sweeping powers not only over the city proper but over

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • Fighter Squadron 51 was a veteran squadron just then returning stateside aboard the USS Valley Forge CVA-45.

    First Man


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