Will you, O professor of true virtue, pretend that you are justified in this?
Think not of life and children first, and of justice afterwards, but of justice first, that you may be justified before the princes of the world below.
But that the objectors may be disarmed of every pretext, it shall be granted for a moment that the convention were neither authorized by their commission, nor justified
by circumstances in proposing a Constitution for their country: does it follow that the Constitution ought, for that reason alone, to be rejected?
Nothing of moment happened on the voyage; the steamer, sustained on its large paddles, rolled but little, and the Pacific almost justified
In general, the impossible must be justified
by reference to artistic requirements, or to the higher reality, or to received opinion.
I do not know how far he was justified
in saying so.
In Dryden, and his followers through the eighteenth century, we see the reaction against the exuberance and irregularity of that prose, no longer justified by power, but cognizable rather as bad taste.
And there are still some who think that, after all, the style is the man; justified, in very great varieties, by the simple consideration of what he himself has to say, quite independently of any real or supposed connection with this or that literary age or school.
Emily, as usual, justified the confidence placed in her.
In one respect, the result justified the trouble taken to obtain it.
Neither her ladyship nor the Baron can explain it; and no investigation that we could make has thrown the smallest light on this event, or has justified us in associating it, directly or indirectly, with the object of our inquiry.
Having arrived at the close of the present report, we have now to draw your attention to the conclusion which is justified by the results of our investigation.
Nothing will turn me from it, Flintwinch, when I have justified
it to myself.
And it was in this way that Philip justified
his subtle efforts to overcome Maggie's true prompting against a concealment that would introduce doubleness into her own mind, and might cause new misery to those who had the primary natural claim on her.
The first proposition is that subjective belief cannot by itself render conduct justified