verb (used with object), ex·cused, ex·cus·ing.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH excusealibi, excuse
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Example sentences from the Web for excuse
Traditional absentee excuses include military deployments or illness.
In fact, Texas is one of only six remaining states that are using strict lists of excuses to decide who can vote by mail this year.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Without broader change, Markowitz argued, the city will probably just find another law to use as an excuse to punish speech they don’t like.Those Ticketed for Seditious Language Say Their Only Crime Was Talking Back|Kate Nucci|September 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
That takes care of those five and whatever excuses might be connected to how they were obtained and who did what to obtain them.
If your organization is smaller, don’t use the small sample size as an excuse to avoid this work.
Whatever the excuse, in 2008 we were all subjected to Celebrity Apprentice.Donald Trump Fires Woman For Not Calling Bill Cosby|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Augustus, also known as Augustus the Strong, was a party-boy, and loved any excuse to celebrate.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This same fear has recently resurfaced as the number one excuse for blocking a proposed subway through Beverly Hills.
But since the government has now permitted the River God to leave the U.K., that excuse can no longer wash.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin|Geoffrey Robertson|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In it, Weber suggested approaching a woman with lines like: “Excuse me, but you look beautiful.”
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"Children's Ways|James Sully
Could he be conscious of all this, and not excuse the unsteady youth—accuse himself?
I must admit that there is some excuse for you; the pearl of Andalusia is undoubtedly ravissante.
"A woman's particular reason is a man's feeble excuse," murmured Sir Lucien rudely.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Now she knew why her expected guest had not come last night, or remembered to send an excuse.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson