But it is my business, and shall be all my business, to repent of my failings, and not endeavour to extenuate them.
I do not extenuate my own offences, but I will not criminate others.
Jessica blushed, and hastened to extenuate this crude statement.
In such circumstances I cannot seek to extenuate any of my faults or follies.
He took no pains to extenuate his guilt and openly avowed that he desired no favors from the state of Virginia.
If you cannot extenuate her fault, you can at least remember her provocations.'
Then he drew up an answer to the charge, in which he denied some articles, and others he endeavoured to justify or extenuate.
To explain would be to extenuate, and that we wish not to do.
I avow the ignominy of my conduct,—I do not seek to extenuate anything.
As for my own share in it, I shall neither exaggerate nor shall I extenuate it.