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One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Could he be conscious of all this, and not excuse the unsteady youth—accuse himself?BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
I must admit that there is some excuse for you; the pearl of Andalusia is undoubtedly ravissante.BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
"A woman's particular reason is a man's feeble excuse," murmured Sir Lucien rudely.DOPESAX ROHMER
Now she knew why her expected guest had not come last night, or remembered to send an excuse.ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Relations became so strained that Bonaparte was soon glad to seize on any excuse to dismiss Lannes from his post.NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
You'll excuse my asking, but do you never talk to each other except through the medium of a third person?FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
He doubted if Janet would accept any excuse—forgetting that Edna had offered none.THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
In a second letter of excuse, on December 4, Edward testifies emphatically to his continued fidelity.KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Her husband seemed to her now like a person whom she had married without love as an excuse.THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN