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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of extenuate.


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  • "It's just extenuated the rules being abrogated by colleges and … these kids are worth $30-$40-$50 million while still 18 years of age."

    Non-college players dominate NBA Finals rosters

  • Within months came the 'excuse' of nine-eleven which has been the single means to 'justify' such extenuated ends that must surely be the wetdreams of any Texas oilman since 1950.

    Straight from the top (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • He contended that, in the first assault Mr. Desailly was the aggressor, having exhibited an unpardonable degree of negligence and carelessness, which not only extenuated the conduct of the defendant, but amounted to a positive excuse and justification.

    The Trial of William Pearson

  • Her hair, streaked with gray, was always pulled back in bun, a style that only extenuated the bags and bruises that clung to her eyes.

    Can I Take My Gun Up To Heaven?

  • Black folks galore, I am sure, were ordering Bombay Sapphires, straight up, lemon twist—dry, veerrry dry, without receiving an extenuated lesson on the authenticity of a martini.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • This outrage committed on “the most holy sacrament of the altar,” though but temporary, would not depart from these holy souls, and it seemed to them that it could only be extenuated by a

    Les Miserables

  • The burden of proof is overwhelmingly on the cancer-cluster-claimers, and oil companies customarily wear out plaintiffs 'attorneys' funds in extenuated litigation.

    Sheila Weller: Beverly High, Oil Wells, Power Plants, Cancer: Disproven? Not So Fast

  • There comes the fierce fanatic Ruthven, party hatred enabling him to bear the armour which would otherwise weigh down a form extenuated by wasting disease.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • “To sign and seal!” echoed Lucy, in a muttering tone, as the door of the apartment closed — “to sign and seal — to do and die!” and, clasping her extenuated hands together, she sunk back on the easy-chair she occupied, in a state resembling stupor.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • The road would be none the smoother for it, the end would be none the better for it, he would not be helped, nor I extenuated.

    Great Expectations


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