But even if he were a real threat to the current leadership, that would be no excuse for shutting down websites.
“I hid it from my manager, my parents, my family—I had an excuse for every mark on my body,” Villegas says.
Police used this law as an excuse to keep disfavored minorities from having guns.
What is more, I would argue that the current economic woes provide us not with an excuse for inaction but a reason for acting.
I used my friends as an excuse to be an artist, but in reality I was just hungry.
excuse me for insinuating by this expression, that there may yet be amongst you some novices.
You were well employed: I think there is no objection to the excuse.
"There'll be no excuse if any one gets near the house without my permission," he snarled.
We are all faithless at times, and without the excuse of meek and anxious love.
There would be some excuse for one of my attainments feeling proud.
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+)