Thesaurus / excuses
other words for excuses
- cover story
- fish story
- song and dance
- why and wherefore
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Do you not see that your excuses are simply the suggestions of other crimes?
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 6 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
Then they seek sophisms, excuses, pleas for themselves; they point to the good results which spring from them.
DOUBLE HARNESSANTHONY HOPE
As respects the separation, his excuses were very simply made, and they seemed to be sufficiently plausible.
THE PATHFINDERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Barnes takes the cue and excuses his costume, saying that he arrived late and has not had time to change.
DRAMATIC TECHNIQUEGEORGE PIERCE BAKER
A similar stand was taken later by Bossuet, who excuses Ruysbroeck but condemns his manner of expression.
A MEDIAEVAL MYSTICVINCENT SCULLY
"It took him some time to make his excuses," I said to her aside.
FLINTMAUD WILDER GOODWIN
He could only sputter his excuses and withdraw, swearing to catch the arch-conspirator or to die in the attempt.
GRAUSTARKGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
But she declined, making some excuses, and saying she had no wish to do so.
FETICHISM IN WEST AFRICAROBERT HAMILL NASSAU
His foes there were perpetually on the watch for excuses for tightening and perpetuating his Fresh Accusations.
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
These people might have been sternly arrayed against him, so strongly and petulantly did he offer his excuses.
THE IDOL OF THE BLINDTOM GALLON