do justice to

idiom

: to treat or show (something or someone) in a way that is as good as it should be
Words could never do justice to her beauty.
The movie does not do justice to the book.
a brief summary that does not do justice to the complexity of this issue

Examples of do justice to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Well, in formulating a richer description of the gravitational interaction that goes beyond the Newtonian understanding, and even before that, in trying to do justice to the symmetry of the equations of electrodynamics, Einstein was led to a more flexible concept of time. Quanta Magazine, 29 Feb. 2024 So when Percy Jackson and the Olympians premieres on Dec. 20, the Disney+ series hopes to finally do justice to Camp Half-Blood on screen. EW.com, 15 Dec. 2023 Yet no words can do justice to the unbelievable spiritual uprising of those days. TIME, 2 Mar. 2024 How to do justice to the longing for excess except excessively? Becca Rothfeld, The New Yorker, 17 Feb. 2024 The text of his speech at the Democratic convention does not quite do justice to his impassioned attack on Republicans for failing to extend price controls in 1946, and for their platform on prices. Nate Cohn, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024 To house and do justice to the client’s impressive collection of designer duds, the 300-square-foot, boutique-like closet fits over 100 pairs of shoes and 30 designer handbags. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 Any organization that can do justice to such a wide range of material has my immediate affection. Seth Colter Walls, New York Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Pictures can hardly do justice to the level of execution on the dial, bezel, case, and buckle. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 27 Nov. 2023

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“Do justice to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20justice%20to. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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