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  • adv. In a manner that extenuates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an extenuating manner; by way of extenuation.


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extenuating +β€Ž -ly


  • Duberman extenuatingly suggests that the gesture was β€œall that he could have done without directly threatening Feffer's life,” but that life was doomed anyway; more telling is that on his return to the United States, Robeson vehemently denied the existence of Soviet anti-Semitism.

    A story about George Galloway...

  • "But the dear child's voice," she said extenuatingly, "has really been very much taxed."

    The First Soprano

  • "It was a little dim," the voice apologized and, Peggy's silence still condemning, "you should have snored," it continued extenuatingly.

    Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

  • "I have been hunting at Beaumanoir," replied he extenuatingly; "that must explain, not excuse, my apparent neglect."

    The Golden Dog

  • However, she told herself, extenuatingly, "Men can't sew, so they can't work evenings.

    The Portion of Labor


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