justification

Part of speech: noun

The state of being justified.

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Usage examples "justification":

  1. It was almost as if war had revived her somewhat fainting faith in Harry's ultimate justification. - "Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl", Fannie Hurst.
  2. But this I am in pain how to do, without doing myself wrong, and the end I had, of preparing a justification to myself hereafter, when the faults of the Navy come to be found out however, I will do it in the best manner I can. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  3. She wished to quote Almira's example to her own husband, as a justification for her having bought a richer piece of jewelry than he would otherwise have approved of. - "Rollo in Geneva", Jacob Abbott.