Why are Palestinians granted a license of bloodlust as an excusable remedy for their suffering?
And what, exactly, would an excusable yearning be as opposed to an “inexcusable” one?
I know of but one point on which a lie is excusable, and that is, when you wish to deceive the enemy.
Dick was known to be an excellent player, and his annoyance was excusable.
Such as play and sport it at the muss are excusable in and by law, lib.
This is a little artifice which is excusable in almost any lady at such a period.
The objections to his style, which are many, especially to a more modern reader, are excusable from several causes.
Mame punctuates this monologue with a regular and excusable "My land!"
The excusable means are those which are bad, but justifiable through circumstances.
It was excusable for her to slack a little on Monday after drudging all through the week.
late 14c., from Old French escusable, from Latin excusabilis, from excusare (see excuse (v.)). Related: Excusably.
early 13c., "attempt to clear (someone) from blame," from Old French escuser (12c., Modern French excuser) "apologize, make excuses; pardon, exonerate," from Latin excusare "excuse, make an excuse for, release from a charge," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + causa "accusation, legal action" (see cause).
Meaning "to obtain exemption or release" is from mid-15c.; that of "to accept another's plea of excuse" is from early 14c. Excuse me as a mild apology or statement of polite disagreement is from c.1600.
late 14c., "action of offering an apology," from Old French excuse, from excuser (see excuse (v.)). The sense of "that serves as a reason for being excused" is recorded from late 15c.
A version or example of: He's a rotten excuse for a lawyer (1940s+)