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    ceaseless, just and only

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    He struck the lion ceaselessly. Is the word 'ceaselessly' correctly used here? The meaning is something like 'again and again' or 'without stopping'.

    No.2

    In my dictionary one definition of 'just' is 'only'. Is there any difference between the two? In other words can I replace the word 'just' in 'He is just 6 years old' with 'only'? And are they interchangeable in the following sentences:

    They only covered 5 meters in four hours.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: ceaseless, just and only

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    1-- Yes, but it sounds dangerous.
    2-- Yes, in those sentences you can use either.
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    Re: ceaseless, just and only

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    Thank you very much for your reply. But I don't understand why No.1 is 'dangerous'. Could you please kindly explain it to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    1-- Yes, but it sounds dangerous.
    2-- Yes, in those sentences you can use either.
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    Re: ceaseless, just and only

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    Striking a lion is not an activity for the faint of heart.
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    Re: ceaseless, just and only


    Sorry. I didn't explain the context. It's because the lion wanted to eat the man so he struck it.

    Jiang
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    Striking a lion is not an activity for the faint of heart.
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