verb (used with object), ex·cused, ex·cus·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for excuse
We can construct excuses based on the evil that occurred September 11th.
About our Eric Garners—too fat, too scared, too noncompliant, too many kids—there are always, as Flagg knows well, excuses.
There should be no more excuses for inaction on violence against women.
“Well we have a new parliament and there are no excuses left,” he says darkly.
Our first film was all visual with no sound, and it turned into No More Excuses—which is five shorts in one intercut.The Renegade: Robert Downey Sr. on His Classic Films, Son’s Battle with Drugs, and Bill Cosby|Marlow Stern|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How clumsy seemed my own excuses for coming at all, compared to his pleasure at finding her at home!The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The woman seemed very reluctant to accept the offer, pleading various excuses.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Isabel told him politely never to ride out without using the telephone first, and had her excuses already coined.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Besides, he was willing to admit that there were excuses for Cassidy, and there was a certain quiet tenacity in him.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
At last I have had a letter from Deyverdun, wretched excuses, nothing done, vexatious enough.