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Justifiable

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Jústifiable. adj. [from justify.] Defensible by law or reason; conformable to justice.

Just are the ways of God,
And justifiable to men.
Milton's Agonistes.

Although some animals in the water do carry a justifiable resemblance to some at land, yet are the major part which bear their names unlike. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Milton, John (449)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Justifiable." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 28, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12782.


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