Example sentences of "just as well " in BNC.

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1 You 've been with me for a whole week now and you might just as well have been a girl , or a boy without balls .
2 He might just as well have said : ‘ It 's all very well asking for more money for the railways , but if the volume of rail freight were doubled , it would still be only a mere 16 per cent of the rail-and-road total . ’
3 Only Chapman lacked any easily identifiable and stereotypical presence ( his cantankerous military type , who would interrupt the more outrageous sketches with a testy ‘ this is silly ! ’ , might just as well , or even better , have been played by Cleese ) .
4 Those who sold their diesels after 50,000 miles or so might just as well have bought a petrol vehicle .
5 It could just as well have been the 20th birthday of the Eden Gardens tea urn , and as far as the Indian government is concerned , there is nothing like an international cricket tournament for persuading the electorate that , with polling day just around the corner , Rajiv is the boy to vote for .
6 We might just as well ask why , when we try to recall visually some period in the past , we find in our memory just the few meagre arbitrarily chosen set of snapshots that we do find there , the faded poor souvenirs of passionate moments .
7 She looked so competent and self-assured , so hard , so distant from his own thought and feeling that she might just as well have been a stranger , passing by without a glance in the street .
8 Glen Webbe , of international fame and a target for League clubs , might just as well have stayed home decorating his Christmas tree for what he was called on to do .
9 Wednesday 's match marked the Dutch football federation 's centenary , although considering the side Holland were forced to field , Queen Beatrix might just as well have stayed at home and sent the centenarians a congratulatory telegram .
10 Time , these past 30 years , might just as well have stood still .
11 My mother and my best friend , both of whom believed that I could just as well have a bath at home , came with me .
12 Might just as well bury yourself alive . ’
13 He might just as well have stipulated long white trousers .
14 The commentator 's ingenuous query could just as well have been prompted , however , by an unrelated but somehow symptomatic display of the insensitivity and obstinacy that have come to be regarded as part of Kohl 's character .
15 We might just as well grumble about Constable 's omission of tractors from his landscapes .
16 No French nation was waiting in 1500 to emerge in the concept of France ; and it could just as well have been Burgundy which assumed that role .
17 I feel I 've lost everything ; that I may just as well go home . ’
18 We might just as well say that the Holocaust was God punishing the Jews !
19 Taken together , they form something much more important : street architecture , which may just as well be a delightful jumble as the carefully planned composition of a Georgian terrace .
20 This is the ultimate in man 's domination of a river , although many city rivers might just as well be piped .
21 He may just as well be a decision-maker , one who can foresee what decisions he will have to make , and what may happen as a result of them .
22 From the point of view of policy , it might just as well not exist .
23 It may seem that the above methods are too time-consuming when one could just as well take every nth name from the list for one 's sample .
24 When they eventually got to Paris , they found that they might just as well have stopped and had a meal in Hanover .
25 As for the idealistic school , they might just as well have gone to North Wales or Derbyshire .
26 MODERN methods of assessing the value of scientific research might just as well not exist as far as British policy makers are concerned .
27 Gullibility and greed are charges that can just as well be flung back at the life companies .
28 As the brigade would probably simply knock down your door , you could just as well do it yourself .
29 ‘ You know perfectly well that I can persuade you , so you might just as well give in now with good grace . ’
30 It is not because they are rightists ( they could just as well be leftists ) but because they want to capture the centre not for the gospel but for a ‘ Holy America ’ .
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