Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a justifiable manner; so as to admit of justification or excuse.

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  • adverb in a justifiable manner; with justification

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  • adverb with good reason

Etymologies

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justifiable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Garner's Modern American Usage says the word "might justifiably be treated as a skunked term," one that can't be relied upon to convey the intended meaning and is no longer of use.

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  • I believe these people dream of the day they have an excuse to shoot people 'justifiably'.

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  • Just like her two-decade climb up the Democratic ranks, Pelosi’s two years as House speaker have been marked by a style that might best be described as justifiably paranoid.

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  • Just like her two-decade climb up the Democratic ranks, Pelosi’s two years as House speaker have been marked by a style that might best be described as justifiably paranoid.

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  • Just like her two-decade climb up the Democratic ranks, Pelosi’s two years as House speaker have been marked by a style that might best be described as justifiably paranoid.

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  • He may eventually be granted passes to leave, but Tynan says the program will be "justifiably" severe.

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  • He may eventually be granted passes to leave, but Tynan says the program will be "justifiably" severe.

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  • He may eventually be granted passes to leave, but Tynan says the program will be "justifiably" severe.

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  • Tynan placed him in a drug diversion program a month later that the judge said would be "justifiably" severe.

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  • Tynan placed him in a drug diversion program a month later that the judge said would be "justifiably" severe.

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