Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of excuse.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of excuse.

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Examples

  • Lawmakers are now demanding answers, and they're not satisfied with what they call the excuses they're hearing.

    CNN Transcript Mar 9, 2006

  • Roberts is right that we hear the same excuses from the losers of elections, that this was a rejection of "someone or something else, not us."

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Federal lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation, saying the excuses from the industry are not credible, and on Wednesday the Ohio attorney general filed a fraud suit against GMAC, calling it "the tip of an iceberg of industrywide abuse."

    Foreclosure Delays Could Prolong Housing Slump For Years

  • I've heard some lame excuses from the Bush crime family, but "the stop sign was small" has to be right up there at the top.

    Laura Bush alleges poisoning in new book

  • Federal lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation, saying the excuses from the industry are not credible, and on Wednesday the Ohio attorney general filed a fraud suit against GMAC, calling it "the tip of an iceberg of industrywide abuse."

    Foreclosure Delays Could Prolong Housing Slump For Years

  • Roberts is right that we hear the same excuses from the losers of elections, that this was a rejection of "someone or something else, not us."

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • One of the main excuses that people like Gladys Aylward and Amy Carmichael ran into in trying to get to the mission field was that it was "too dangerous."

    Men and Women’s Mission Agencies

  • Roberts is right that we hear the same excuses from the losers of elections, that this was a rejection of "someone or something else, not us."

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • "No victims, no excuses" is a motto that the United States might want to implement, considering the amazing list of black men and women who were raised in Dr. Rice's small town, where Civil Rights odds were against them.

    Laura Trice: Condoleezza Rice: A Role Model for Overcoming Adversity

  • Roberts is right that we hear the same excuses from the losers of elections, that this was a rejection of "someone or something else, not us."

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

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