only fair


: the right thing
It's only fair to tell him the truth.

Examples of only fair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alexandra has been all about the beachy content lately, and that's only fair because her summer seems like it's been pretty epic. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 5 Sep. 2023 This way of thinking about intellectual property seems only fair when the author’s brain creates a story out of nothing, as God created the universe. Adam Kirsch, WSJ, 22 July 2022 That's only fair: When the First Step Act passed, a lot of people in custody began working hard for Time Credits. Michael Cohen, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Perhaps a bit of self-deconstruction is only fair, considering how meticulously The Afterparty picks apart other genres to put them back together. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Jan. 2022 Given the billions that are generated by massive television deals and 90,000-seat stadiums — not to mention those pesky antitrust laws — it should be accepted by all sides that some sort of compensation is not only fair, but inevitable. Paul Newberry, Star Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 To me that was the only fair way to do it. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2022 Last summer, Jess was promoted to co-head coach, giving the couple equal billing, which was only fair, since their duties were equal. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 10 Mar. 2022 Again, that's only fair. Michael Cohen, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Only fair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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