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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
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EXCUSE

  • absolve
  • deliver
  • discharge
  • disembarrass
  • disencumber
  • dismiss
  • dispense
  • excuse
  • exempt
  • force to resign
  • free
  • let off
  • privilege
  • pull
  • release
  • spare
  • throw out
  • unburden
  • yank
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