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What does 'just' mean? "With the arrival of communism, at first it was fine, but then they just started coming to the huts and taking everything. Our people were used to having big families, the same as we do now. But, you need to feed the kids – and they’d just come in and everything…and people had kids, mothers were crying – how we are supposed to feed the kids? And they go: “Throw the kids to the dogs, they’ll eat them...” Does it mean that they didn't do anything but only did 'start coming to...' and did 'come in...'?
Nov 4, 2017 1:47 PM
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The use of “just” here is idiomatic and a little hard to explain. The sense is that they came abruptly, without apology or warning, and quickly took everything.
November 4, 2017
Just" in this case means "simply".
November 4, 2017
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