just because


: for the simple or single reason that
Don't get nervous just because the teacher might ask you a question.
Just because your friends do it, that doesn't mean that you should do it, too.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Celtics star Jayson Tatum isn’t counting on a second consecutive finals appearance just because the Celtics came back from a 3-0 deficit to force a series finale. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 29 May 2023 The Marquette women’s basketball team will have a different look next season, and not just because Chloe Marotta no longer has any eligibility after five seasons. Ben Steele, Journal Sentinel, 24 May 2023 This summer would, doubtless, have brought more offers, not just because of the fact that Kompany led Burnley to promotion, but the manner of it. Rory Smith, New York Times, 23 May 2023 My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki (1998) Of Ozeki's books that deal with food, her debut remains my favorite, and not just because the main character, Jane Takagi-Little, shares my Minnesota heritage. The Week Staff, The Week, 8 May 2023 My favorite Cowboys pick, hands down, was Deuce Vaughn, and not just because of the sentimental scene in the war room at the announcement. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 5 May 2023 Some are high-end rifles costing several thousand dollars, and some are inexpensive enough that you might be tempted to buy two, just because. John B. Snow, Field & Stream, 4 May 2023 But just because the ban is lifted, that doesn't mean the Italian regulator's investigation is over. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 1 May 2023 Editor’s picks So not just because of that scene in the movie Ghost? Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2023 See More

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“Just because.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just%20because. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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