verb (used with object), ex·cused, ex·cus·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for excuse
There’s little excuse not to get outside and do that run, walk, hike, bike, jog — any outdoor activity — before winter gets here.D.C.-area forecast: Mainly clear skies plus warmer temperatures today and tomorrow|A. Camden Walker|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Under cover of the pandemic, and the excuse of India’s cratered economy, he continues to favor big business interests over the environment.
In the following weeks, throughout April and May, the woman said, she tried to avoid being in the governor’s office whenever Clarkson visited, finding excuses to leave the room.Junior Staffer Says Top Alaska Official Told Her to Keep Allegations of Misconduct Secret|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|November 18, 2020|ProPublica
The answer is that we can make no excuse for our lateness to this realization.
Belichick spoke publicly about the Patriots’ salary cap approach in recent years leaving them strapped for cap space this season, leading to him being asked as a follow-up whether he’d been making excuses.The Patriots’ season isn’t fixed, but at least they avoided losing to the Jets|Mark Maske|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Blenkinson will be quite unable to let his old and honoured customer go entirely undefended or unexcused on so grave an issue.
Fifteen unexcused absences,” continued the professor, “so that you only lack one to be dropped from the roll.The Reign of Greed|Jose Rizal