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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of extenuate.


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  • So if the cost is a lot above that, obviously that extenuates the impact on insurers, he said.

    Upscale Suburb Shattered by Quake

  • I think the amount of effort put into the joke extenuates the hilarity, particularly when the joke is to be taken seriously.

    Red Dog | clusterflock

  • And this one thing at least is certain; whatever history teaches, whatever it omits, whatever it exaggerates or extenuates, whatever it says and unsays, at least the Christianity of history is not Protestantism.

    Newman's miracle and a purple passage

  • California's death penalty statute lists a number of mitigating factors that a defendant may invoke, concluding with a "catch all" factor that includes "any other circumstance which extenuates the gravity of the crime even though it is not a legal excuse for the crime."


  • If the Cosmic Ray Flux climate link is real, it significantly extenuates this discrepancy.

    Emanuel Article « Climate Audit

  • Mr Whittle piece seemed to us to be a wider critque that mutli-culturalism is, by it's nature, a divisive tool because it extenuates difference rather than promoting integration.

    Playing the Race Card?

  • And then factor K, any other circumstance which extenuates the gravity of the crime, even though it is not a legal excuse for the crime, and any sympathetic or other aspect of the defendant's character or record that the defendant offers as a basis for a sentence less than death, whether or not related to the offense for which he is on trial.

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2004

  • Vassilyevitch, that it only extenuates it, if it does constitute.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • Colonel Crutchfield, frankly admitting that the Confederate guns were "badly served and did no execution," excused his lack of familiarity with Ewell's batteries on the ground that he had only recently assumed his duties.45 Although that fact extenuates, it does not excuse.


  • Moreover, Abraham extenuates his offense, and draws a distinction between his silence and a direct falsehood; and certainly he professed with truth, that he was the brother of Sarah.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1


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