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Adverb (fukushi)
just (now)

Adverb (fukushi)
quite (near)

Adverb (fukushi)
unintentionally, subconsciously, by mistake, against one's better judgement (judgment)

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Grammar
つい: without thinking, despite myself
Phrases
私が彼を訪ねたのは、つい昨日のことだ。
Parts: (わたし) (かれ) 訪ねる (たずねる) つい 昨日 (きのう) (こと)
It was only yesterday that I called on him.

彼の会社は私の会社のつい目と鼻の先にある。
Parts: (かれ) 会社 (かいしゃ) (わたし) 会社 (かいしゃ) つい 目と鼻の先 (めとはなのさき) 有る (ある)
His office is very close to mine.

アッシュさんはついタバコを吸わずにいられないみたいですね。
Parts: さん (み) つい 煙草を吸う (タバコをすう) 要る (いられない) みたい
I think Mr Ashe has just got to have a cigarette.

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