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I can’t come now. I’m just putting the kids to bed.
We’re just now beginning to understand how much work this project will be.
Just then a knock at the door interrupted our conversation.
Mark was just about to leave when someone called him.
I was just going to ask you the same question.
Just when you think it’s all over, something else happens.
Mom just left to go to the grocery store.
Andy had just arrived in Australia the day before.
Susan was just telling me about your new job.
I’ve only just started, so I can’t tell you anything yet.
The medicine costs just a few cents to produce.
He quit the project after just four months.
There’s a little bookstore just around the corner.
We just wanted to make sure everyone was safe.
In my opinion, the argument is just about money.
No, I don’t want to buy anything. I’m just looking.
It was just awful seeing her so miserable.
I just can’t believe what’s happened.
Just exactly what do these numbers represent?
Now, just calm down and tell me what the problem is.
Just look at that dress she’s wearing!
The four girls just managed to squeeze into the back of Rick’s car.
We should just get there on time if we hurry.
He did pass his finals, but only just.
Less expensive machines are just as good or even better.
Animals feel pain just as much as we do.
Just because he’s rich doesn’t mean he’s better than us.
I should be able to get a job just like that.
You’d sell the car? Just like that?
I’m sorry if I interrupted you just now.
What were you saying to Lisa just now?
My parents got married just after the war.
If he was lucky, he might just be able to escape.
He’s not just any doctor – he’s a head surgeon.
I’m going back to New York, but not just yet.
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