verb (used with object), ex·cused, ex·cus·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for excuse
I told him, I thought if I kept making enough excuses, he would probably get the clue.Junior Staffer Says Top Alaska Official Told Her to Keep Allegations of Misconduct Secret|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|November 18, 2020|ProPublica
Coach Bill Belichick has spoken publicly about the team’s approach to the salary cap in recent years leaving the Patriots strapped this season for cap room, leading to follow-up questions about whether Belichick was making excuses.The Patriots’ season isn’t fixed, but at least they avoided losing to the Jets|Mark Maske|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
In the latest edition of our Confessions series, in which we trade anonymity for candor, we hear from one agency exec who says that the “times are tough” excuse isn’t cutting it anymore.‘How much do we want to get screwed?’: Confessions of an agency exec on lack of payment due to coronavirus|Kristina Monllos|September 24, 2020|Digiday
The same was true of states like Louisiana and Texas, which still required voters to provide an excuse to vote absentee.There Have Been 38 Statewide Elections During The Pandemic. Here’s How They Went.|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|August 3, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
As a result, only 19 percent of Americans believed that voters should need an excuse other than the pandemic to vote absentee.
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
When you engaged yourself to the young woman you were poor and a nobody, and the step was perhaps excusable.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
And certainly a Pastor is excusable who fails to do things of which he has no knowledge.
Et de verit vn Pasteur est excusable qui manque faire chose dont il n'a connoissance.
He is excusable; for how can a man whose digestion is just beginning understand that people could anywhere die of starvation.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
This weakness was excusable, for the forest was growing very dark—lonely it always was—and full of strange sounds.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham