Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of excuse.

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Examples

  • In my view, the notions that you espouse are the ultimate in excusing irresponsible conduct.

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • In my view, the notions that you espouse are the ultimate in excusing irresponsible conduct.

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • Here, perhaps, the entire lack of common-sense on the part of the hero would serve rather as a warning than a stimulating example, but the conduct of the wife in excusing the errors of her foolish husband is a model of resourcefulness.

    The Art of the Story-Teller

  • I had great difficulty in excusing myself from being of the party, which would have given me very serious concern.

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

  • You’re not concerned with upholding war crimes and honestly deciding whether the United States under Clinton committed war crimes; you’re simply interested in excusing the Bush administration’s actions. jack Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Conservatives’ Unhinged Attacks on Nancy Pelosi

  • So we went with the idea of excusing ourselves as soon as possible.

    George Mason's Italian dance-off

  • The beginner must especially learn that the "good intention" to serve the case and the so-called excusing "eagerness to do one's duty," by which little lies are sometimes justified, have absolutely no worth.

    Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students

  • The superstition grew apace that this was a mystic courier come with great news from the war -- the poetry of the idea excusing and commending it -- and on it spread, from heart to heart, from lip to lip and from street to street, till there was a general impulse to have out the military and welcome the bright waif with a salvo of artillery!

    Roughing It, Part 6.

  • The superstition grew apace that this was a mystic courier come with great news from the war -- the poetry of the idea excusing and commending it -- and on it spread, from heart to heart, from lip to lip and from street to street, till there was a general impulse to have out the military and welcome the bright waif with a salvo of artillery!

    Roughing It

  • The superstition grew apace that this was a mystic courier come with great news from the war -- the poetry of the idea excusing and commending it -- and on it spread, from heart to heart, from lip to lip and from street to street, till there was a general impulse to have out the military and welcome the bright waif with a salvo of artillery!

    Roughing It

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