verb (used with object), ex·cused, ex·cus·ing.
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Why are Palestinians granted a license of bloodlust as an excusable remedy for their suffering?There Is No Moral Equivalent to the Murder of Three Israeli Teenagers|Thane Rosenbaum|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And what, exactly, would an excusable yearning be as opposed to an “inexcusable” one?Berlusconi Exits, and an Era of Sexist Buffoonery Is Over|Lawrence Osborne|November 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It was excusable, for the candle threw weird shadows around, which flitted about like phantoms playing at hide-and-seek.The Argosy|Various
There seems to be no letting down, where letting down would be so natural and excusable.To Cuba and Back|Richard Henry Dana
No stirring up of dust and ashes is excusable, and none but brutish minds delight in mud-pies mixed with blood.Oscar Wilde|Arthur Ransome
There were now clearly so many of these for my poor colleague that she was excusable for being vague.The Turn of the Screw|Henry James
This was the result of carelessness on the part of one of the men, which, under the circumstances, was excusable.