"He attacked me like the low ruffian that he is," pleaded Halbert, in extenuation.
You heard him plead, in extenuation of his fault, his mode of life, his rearing.
From the British point of view there was much to be said in extenuation of the practice.
The object of this examination grinned a faint grin of extenuation.
"The las' time, Bettie; the las' time," he said, in extenuation.