justify


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justify

[′jəs·tə‚fī]
(computer science)
To shift data so that they assume a particular position relative to one or more reference points, lines, or marks in a storage medium.

justify

(1) To shift the contents of a field or register to the right or left.

(2) To align text evenly between left and right margins.
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They saw much to interest, but nothing to justify inquiry.
There are such clergymen, no doubt, but I think they are not so common as to justify Miss Crawford in esteeming it their general character.
It looked as though men were puppets in the hands of an unknown force, which drove them to do this and that; and sometimes they used their reason to justify their actions; and when this was impossible they did the actions in despite of reason.
but there are other acts which it is difficult to justify.
Her flame quickly burned up that light fuel; and, fed from within, soared after some illimitable satisfaction, some object which would never justify weariness, which would reconcile self-despair with the rapturous consciousness of life beyond self.
I have been well for ten days, but have remained in bed in the hope of gaining by repose the strength that would justify me in taking your medicines.
Could any consideration justify him in turning her mind back on the memory of the friend who had left her at the moment when it was just beginning to look forward for relief to the prospect of her marriage?
Nor is possibility alone sufficient to justify us; we must keep likewise within the rules of probability.
Your slaying, ye judges, shall be pity, and not revenge; and in that ye slay, see to it that ye yourselves justify life!
Herncastle has said nothing that can justify me in speaking to our commanding officer.
I had seen nothing, in her language or her actions, to justify it at the time; and even with the new light thrown on her by the words which the stranger had addressed to the policeman, I could see nothing to justify it now.
There are a few of the serious inferences which we are led by the hand to in this book, and these are fully sufficient to justify any man in recommending it to the world, and much more to justify the publication of it.