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  • Sounds like you're already ramping up 4 years of "it's Bush's fault" as an excus.

    Poll: More Think Obama Won't Be Able To Do Much To Improve The Economy

  • About two summers ago I made a theological excus...

    Hats for Men!

  • It is entitled “Just another excus efor higher taxes” which is a sentiment I wholehearted agree with.

    Stern Review « Climate Audit

  • By means whereof, when the fatal hazard of the dice ensueth thereupon, the parties cast or condemned by the said aleatory chance will with much greater patience, and more mildly and gently, endure and bear up the disastrous load of their misfortune, than if they had been sentenced at their first arrival unto the court, as not.gl. ff. de excus.tut. l.tria. onera.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • "You'll excus me for speaking so bold, sir, but this place could do with some straightening up."

    A different flesh

  • McDonald turned to the jetway and saw two uniformed Customs agents fighting their way through the crowd, excus-ing themselves but not bothering to look back at the people they jostled aside.

    The Drawing of the Three

  • Such an evil cannot be said to be deserved, nor to be excus - able in terms of some obscure cosmic justice, nor to be explained away by a theodicy.

    SENSE OF THE TRAGIC

  • I think Ezra worded the half-sentence that Baer quotes out of context poorly, but taken as a whole I don’t think any fairminded reader could reach the conclusion that Ezra is “excus [ing] the Iranian regime.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Excuses

  • Amongst the relatively small proportion of the UK populace that I have had a chance to survey, the general feeling amongst is that GW and how is is presented within the media is ‘just another hyped issue that will be used as an excus eto tax us even more.

    More Unthreaded « Climate Audit

  • "By the time I'd made up the excus that I was out of razor blades so I could walk your hotel, I was in love.

    Laura's Baby

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