excuse

[ verb ik-skyooz; noun ik-skyoos ]SEE DEFINITION OF excuse

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I'm so agitated by recent events, that, that—indeed you must excuse me.

Excuse me, my dear friend, for these grave soliloquies, as I may call them.

Excuse me, my dear, I never was thus particular before; no, not to you.

He has kindly furnished us with an excuse for being so long together, said she.

Excuse me, Mr. Vavasor, but how do you know I am not a professional singer?

I make no excuse for this immoral act, and ask no one to say I did right.

But in truth her mother so rarely jested that there was some excuse for her.

Would his employer be so kind as to excuse him for an hour, if convenient?

She had been reared in a criminal family, which must excuse much.

She offered no explanation, no excuse, merely stated the fact in all its finality.

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