Excuse sentence example

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  • Rather, he was looking for an excuse not to believe them.
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  • If you'll excuse us.
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  • Though she came upon the count in his dressing gown every day, he invariably became confused and begged her to excuse his costume.
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  • Excuse me for saying so, but you have no sense about women.
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  • I have no excuse for my rudeness.
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  • His excuse for going to Columbia had been that they needed money.
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  • Would you believe he covers up with the excuse that he's saving himself for one special girl?
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  • If you're gonna discuss the Dawkins, I'd best excuse myself.
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  • I jump at any excuse to visit the high country.
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  • You were an excuse for him to do what he did.
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  • She wasn't going to give him an excuse to attack her.
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  • He'd use that for an excuse and … Alex rolled his eyes and interrupted.
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  • If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.
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  • I beg you to excuse me, excuse me!
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  • Many a traveller came out of his way to see me and the inside of my house, and, as an excuse for calling, asked for a glass of water.
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  • I beg you to excuse me...
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  • Sarah made an excuse of putting Tammy down for a nap and left them alone.
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  • I used the break in at Ethel Reagan's place as an excuse to have Howie visit both Boston burglaries.
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  • I'm not sure how betraying everything your husband stood for would excuse anything you did.
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  • He even waved off the excuse of no bathing suits, telling them rentals were available.
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  • He stopped Fred when the old man began to excuse himself.
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  • Excuse me, I'm new in town and I wonder if you could help me out?
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  • Excuse me, but isn't that your land and don't you know every inch of it?
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  • I've never been so angry with so little excuse.
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  • I seek rather, I may say, even an excuse for conforming to the laws of the land.
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  • Well, you must excuse me, because... because...
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  • Excuse me, good-by! and suddenly she began to cry and was hurrying from the room.
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  • What Howard provided was an excuse.
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  • I was using my mother as an excuse.
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  • Excuse me for staring, but aren't you the young lady that had Ashley in a dither?
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  • I have no excuse.
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  • Loving him was no excuse, because even knowing he didn't love her, she still couldn't find the decency to leave.
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  • I was right but at least they had an excuse.
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  • He appeared to search for an excuse, anything not to be forced to go back.
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  • I thought a daughter was just an excuse to declare war on everyone.
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  • She had no such experience or excuse.
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  • Fred, who had tagged along, beat a hasty retreat downstairs, making the excuse of a trip to the library.
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  • It was never clear if that was the case and the kid lucked out, but Dean used the excuse of mock consternation to excuse himself and walk uptown to telephone Cynthia.
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  • Mrs. Thompson loves an excuse to eat cake.
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  • Now she would have no excuse.
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  • Likely he was feeling emotional about it and using work as an excuse.
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  • Did he actually think she would enjoy brute force, or was that merely an excuse?
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  • Some excuse is to be made for this neglect.
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  • He soon found an excuse for breaking his promise to relieve the English Catholics.
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  • The tale was probably invented by the annalists to excuse the cruel treatment of the Carthaginian prisoners by the Romans.
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  • That the Japanese continue their sickening trade under the excuse it 's all scientific research is just two-faced lies.
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  • My old man beat me like a tom-tom at an Indian dance and he didn't need that much of an excuse.
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  • He set down his glass, and taking Cynthia's hand, retreated from the parlor to the kitchen, without even bothering to make an excuse.
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  • In 1254 it received a charter from William II., count of Holland, similar to that of Haarlem, but in the 15th century duke Philip the Good of Burgundy made the impoverishment of the town, due to ill-government, the excuse for establishing an oligarchical regime, by charters of 1436 and 1437.
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  • In the last year of the war she was accompanied into Guienne by the duc de Nemours, her intimacy with whom gave La Rochefoucauld an excuse for abandoning her, and who himself immediately returned to his old mistress the duchesse de Chevreuse.
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  • Aeschines and Demades had no such excuse.
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  • Their presence, however, was a sufficient excuse for Napoleon, under pressure of the clerical party, to send another expedition to Rome (26th of October).
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  • Most of the responsibility lay with the Vatican, which had arranged the procession in the way best calculated to irritate Italian feeling, but little excuse can be offered for the failure of the Italian authorities to maintain public order.
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  • The excuse for which the government had been waiting Alteration was thus provided, and two days later the Duma was by ukaz dissolved.
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  • The weak parts of this story are the sudden and unexplained departure of the Simons; the subsequent useless cruelty of treating the child like a wild beast and keeping him in a dark room practically out of sight (unless any doubt of his identity was possible), while his sister was in comparative comfort; the cause of death, declared to be of long standing, but in fact developed with such rapidity; the insufficient excuse provided for the child's muteness under Gomin's regime (he had answered Barras) and the irregularities in the formalities in attending the death and the funeral, when a simple identification of the body by Marie Therese would have prevented any question of resuscitated dauphins.
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  • An opportune storm, however, gave the king an excuse for returning home, as Frederick II.
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  • But it was not only to the lay power that the Crusades gave an excuse for taxation; the papacy also profited.
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  • For this admixture of secular with spiritual aims there was considerable excuse.
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  • His contumacy was made the excuse for the outlawry of himself and his family.
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  • In Chanda and Deogarh the Gond rajas were suffered by Raghoji Bhonsla and his successor to carry on a shadowy existence for a while, in order to give them an excuse for avoiding the claims of the peshwa as their overlord; though actually decisions in important matters were sought at Poona.
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  • When amongst the litter of a properly mated, highly bred fox-terrier, pups are found with long bodies and thick short legs and feet, breeders are disposed to excuse the result by the supposition that the bitch has been contaminated by some earlier mating.
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  • The cardinal, though ignorant of the details of the plot, perhaps suspected Wishart's knowledge of it, and in any case was not sorry to have an excuse for seizing one of the most eloquent supporters of the new opinions.
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  • His immoralities, like his acts of persecution, were exaggerated by his opponents; but his private life was undoubtedly a scandal to religion, and has only the excuse that it was not worse than that of most of his order at the time.
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  • Their servility awakened the bitterest contempt of their conquerors and forms the best excuse for the unparalleled severity of the French yoke.
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  • The enemy, having everything to gain and nothing to lose thereby, agreed finally to a six weeks' suspension of arms. This was perhaps the gravest military error of Napoleon's whole career, and his excuse for it, " want of adequate cavalry," is the strongest testimony as to the value of that arm.
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  • The death of Latouche Treville, 10th of August 1804, supplied an excuse for delay.
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  • The law of course was clear that the "punctilio which swordsmen falsely do call honour" was no excuse for wilful murder.
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  • Harold's perjury formed the chief excuse for the Norman Conquest of England, which in reality was a piratical venture resembling that of the sons of Tancred d'Hauteville in Lower Italy.
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  • On the 7th the Hungarian diet formally refused to acknowledge the title of the new king, " as without the knowledge and consent of the diet no one could sit on the Hungarian throne," and called the nation to arms. Constitutionally, in the Magyar opinion, Ferdinand was still king of Hungary, and this gave to the revolt an excuse of legality.
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  • Dalberg's subservience, as a prince of the Confederation, to Napoleon was specially resented since, as a priest, he had no excuse of necessity on the ground of saving family or dynastic interests; his fortunes therefore fell with those of Napoleon, and, when he died on the 10th of February 1817, of all his dignities he was in possession only of the archbishopric of Regensburg.
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  • It is under this closer occupation with mechanical conditions that surgery to-day is said - not without excuse, but with no more than superficial truth - to have made more progress than medicine.
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  • There was some faint excuse for Frederick's wrath.
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  • An excuse was provided in the fact that the poet had a copy of some unpublished poems of Frederick's, and as soon as Voltaire arrived hands were laid on him, at first with courtesy enough.
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  • The only excuse made for the alternate cringing and insult, the alternate abuse and lying, which marked his course in this matter, has been the very weak plea that a man cannot fight with a system - a plea which is sufficiently answered by the retort that a great many men have so fought and have won.
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  • This, together with certain outstanding grievances and the pretext of enforcing the settlement of the Greek Question approved by the powers, gave Russia the excuse for declaring war against Turkey.
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  • Mahomet early found an excuse for attacking the Jews, who were naturally in the way of his schemes.
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  • It includes within its limits the once famous district of the "Kroumirs," 2 a tribe whose occasional thefts of cattle across the frontier gave the French an excuse to invade Tunisia in 1881.
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  • Summer sees the lotus (renge) convert wide expanses of lake and river into sheets of white and red blossoms; a comparatively flowerless interval ensues until, in October and November, the chrysanthemum arrives to furnish an excuse for fashionable gatherings.
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  • Little excuse can be made for his opposition to Pitt's commercial policy towards Ireland.
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  • Pope, with less excuse, put him in the Dunciad towards the end of his life, but he confessed to Spence in private that Defoe had written many things and none bad.
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  • For here again the restoration of the disinherited prince of Constantinople supplied an excuse quite as plausible as the liquidation of the debt to Venice.
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  • He immediately proceeded to muzzle opposition by stringent press laws, and the discovery of minor liberal conspiracies afforded an excuse for further repression.
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  • This at least is the excuse for the entire exclusion of Chinese labourers from the United States since 1882 (provisions made more severe in 1888 and 1892) (see also the article Co01.IE).
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  • Before the truce expired a disputed succession to the duchy of Brittany gave Edward an excuse for renewing hostilities with France.
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  • The labour devoted to an investigation is with Hallam no excuse for dwelling on the result, unless that is in itself important.
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  • The whole of the responsibility for this crime, therefore, rests with Catherine; unlike the populace, she had not even the excuse of fanaticism.
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  • The asiarch however refused, urging as an excuse that the games were over.
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  • This gave the princes an excuse for the theory that the decrees of Constance and Basel were still in force, limiting the papal prerogatives in all respects not noticed in the concordat.
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  • The capture of Constantinople by the Turks afforded a new excuse for papal taxation.
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  • On the other hand, they did not wish to take the risk of radical measures against the new doctrines, and were glad of an excuse for refusing the demands of the pope.
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  • He used the Lutheran theories as an excuse for overthrowing the ecclesiastical aristocracy, which had been insolently powerful in Sweden.
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  • The counter-revolution provided, therefore, a favourable excuse for removing him from power.
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  • This procedure has often been blamed as unconstitutional; but the excuse must be taken into account that a constitution which provides such an emergency exit must be prepared for use to be made of it.
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  • The excuse for the Terror that followed was the imminent peril of France, menaced on the east by the advance of the armies of the Coalition, on the west by the Royalist insurrection of La Vendee, and the need for preventing at all costs the outbreak of another civil war.
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  • When recovered he makes a plausible excuse for leaving Ireland (pretending he has left a wife in his native land) and returns to Cornwall.
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  • A plausible excuse was found in the next year for issuing a sentence of confiscation and banishment against Falkes de Breaute.
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  • In this original scheme it is clearly marked out "that this entire Society and all its members fight for God under the faithful obedience of the most sacred lord, the pope, and the other Roman pontiffs his successors"; and Ignatius makes particular mention th4t each member should "be bound by a special vow," beyond that formal obligation under which all Christians are of obeying the pope, "so that whatsoever the present and other Roman pontiffs for the time being shall ordain, pertaining to the advancement of souls and the propagation of the faith, to whatever provinces he shall resolve to send us, we are straightway bound to obey, as far as in us lies, without any tergiversation or excuse, whether he send us among the Turks or to any other unbelievers in being, even to those parts called India, or to any heretics or schismatics or likewise to any believers."
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  • Holland drove them out in 1816, and, by giving them thus a valid excuse for aiding the Belgian revolution of 1830, secured them the strong position they have ever since held in Belgium; but they have succeeded in returning to Holland.
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  • He drew the horoscopes of the emperor and Wallenstein, as well as of a host of lesser magnates; but, though keenly alive to the unworthy character of such a trade, he made necessity his excuse for a compromise with superstition.
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  • Eighteenth-century Italy looked on religion with apathetic indifference, and Liguori convinced himself that only the gentlest and most lenient treatment could win back the alienated laity; hence he was always willing to excuse errors on the side of laxity as due to an excess of zeal in winning over penitents.
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  • There is not the slightest use or excuse for the application of sugar, except to cheapen the silk by about 15 to 20 Wild Silk Dyeing.
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  • But the idealists are only too glad to get any excuse for denying bodily substances and causes; and, while Leibnitz supplied them with the fancied analysis of material into immaterial elements, and Hume with the reduction of bodies to assemblages of sensations, Mach adds the additional argument that bodily forces are not causes at all.
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  • It has also been urged in excuse for Philo's absurd derivation from &nos.
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  • The practical difficulty of the constitutional problem gave the "court parson" - as Gneisenau had contemptuously called him - excuse enough for a change of front which, incidentally, would please his exalted patrons.
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  • Her opposition to the reform of the Polish government was plainly due to a wish to preserve an excuse for further spoliation, but her conduct was less cruel and base than that of Prussia.
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  • Becket's fate, though it supplied an excuse, was certainly not the real cause of the troubles with his sons which disturbed the king's later years (1173-1189).
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  • The burning by the American general McClure, on the 10th of December 1813, of Newark(Niagara on the Lake), for which severe retaliation was taken at Buffalo, was made the excuse for much destruction.
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  • If he had put himself at the head of a popular rising he would have been followed, and would have had a good excuse.
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  • According to his own account, the expostulations as to her past conduct which preceded his admonitions for the future were received with tears, confessions and attempts at extenuation or excuse; but when they parted next day on good terms she had regained her usual spirits.
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  • This they did with the excuse that the new product resembled one class of steel - cast steel - in being free from slag; and, after a period of protest, all acquiesced in calling it " steel," which is now its firmly established name.
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  • The pope asked Richard to free Hubert from all secular duties, and he did so, thus making the demand an excuse for dismissing Hubert from the justiciarship. On the 27th of May 1199 Hubert crowned John, making a speech in which the old theory of election by the people was enunciated for the last time.
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  • In dealing with this outburst of fanaticism many of the princes, both spiritual and secular, displayed vigour and humanity, but Charles saw only in the sufferings of this people an excuse for robbing them of their wealth.
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  • These conditions formed the excuse for the continual postponement of the promised constitution.
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  • Both had signed the protocol of 1852, and both realized that, if the European powers were to be given no excuse to intervene, their attitude must be scrupulously correct; and this involved the recognition of King Christians rights in the duchies.
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  • There was then no ground for surprise that, when in April 1878 an attempt was made on the life of the emperor, Bismarck used the excuse for again bringing in a law expressly Legisiadirected against the Socialists.
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  • For an increase in the navy there was, indeed, sufficient excuse in the enormous expansion of German over-sea commerce and the consequent growth of the mercantile marine; the value of foreign trade, which in 1894 was 365,000,000, had risen in 1904 to 610,000,000, and in the same period the tonnage of German merchant shipping had increased by 234%.
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  • The emperor was too much absorbed in the affairs of the rest of his vast dominions, notably those of the Empire, rent in two by religious differences and the secular ambitions for which those were the excuse, to give any effective attention to its needs.
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  • Absolute master of the forces of the banat, Jellachich now waited until the intractable politicians of Pest should give him the occasion and the excuse for setting the imperial army in motion against them.
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  • These and similar phrases, such as the excuse for withdrawing the Reform Bill in the year of the great budget of 1860 - "you cannot get twenty wagons at once through Temple Bar" - were in all men's mouths.
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  • He visited privately many of the leading citizens of the city, statesmen, divines and merchants, and besought them to take the lead in a national movement against slavery; but they all with one consent made excuse, some of them listening to his plea with manifest impatience.
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  • The Rye House plot gave an excuse for arresting the Whig leaders; Russell and Sidney were judicially murdered; Monmouth retired to Toddington, in Bedfordshire, and was left untouched.
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  • Moreover, with this masterful temper was joined an infirmity of purpose which ever let " I dare not wait upon I would," and which seized upon any excuse for postponing measures the principles of which he had publicly approved.
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  • Old commercial disputes and the support which the French had lent to Glendower gave a sufficient excuse for war, whilst the disordered state of France afforded no security for peace.
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  • Anne Boleyn fared no better than the Catholic martyrs; she failed to produce a male heir to the throne, and her conduct afforded a jury of peers, over which her uncle, the duke of Norfolk, presided, sufficient excuse for condemning her to death on a charge of adultery (1536).
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  • But mere justice requires attention to the fact that incentive to that innovation, and excuse for it, were found in the absolute one-party monopoly maintained by the Federalists.
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  • But in the majority of cases religion has become a mere excuse for secular business.
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  • The victory of Meeanee, in which 3000 British troops defeated 20,000 Baluchis, is perhaps the most brilliant feat of arms in Indian history; but an honest excuse can scarcely be found for the annexation of the country.
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  • But with the excuse of a pretended plot he put a number of the most conspicuous persons in the kingdoms to death, and had William himself blinded.
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  • In 1872 the secret agents of the friars induced the native garrison at Cavite to mutiny and thus give the friars an excuse to press for vigorous action.
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  • When his descendants had ascended the throne and he had become a demi-saint, the historians did their best to excuse his conduct.
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  • The intervention of the powers, culminating in the shattering of the Egyptian fleet at Navarino (q.v.), robbed him of his reward so far as Greece was concerned; the failure of his arms in face of this intervention gave Sultan Mahmud the excuse he desired for withholding the rest of the stipulated price of his assistance.
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  • Corps, but Buongiovanni was very slow, not without excuse.
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  • His most original compositions in verse, however, are elegiac and hendecasyllabic pieces on personal topics - the De conjugali amore, Eridanus, Tumuli, Naeniae, Baiae, &c. - in which he uttered his vehemently passionate emotions with a warmth of southern colouring, an evident sincerity, and a truth of painting from reality which excuse their erotic freedom.
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  • But after the flight of the king to Varennes, Duport sought to defend him; as member of the commission charged to question the king, he tried to excuse him, and on the 14th of July 1791 he opposed the formal accusation.
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  • This fundamental homogeneity of primitive culture, however, must not be made the excuse for a treatment at the hands of psychology and sociology that dispenses with the study of details and trusts to an a priori method.
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  • We are asked to read into the Pregnani story a deliberate intrigue on Charles's part for an excuse for having James de la Cloche in England.
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  • The earthquake of 1790 furnished an excuse for withdrawing their forces.
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  • The excuse for this act, put forward in letters written shortly before his end, was that he did not believe the conquerors would give him an impartial trial.
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  • The effect of the act was to impose upon the judges under severe sanction the duty of protecting personal liberty in the case of criminal charges and of securing speedy trial upon such charges when legally framed; and the improvement of their tenure of office at the revolution, coupled with the veto put by the Bill of Rights on excessive bail, gave the judicature the independence and authority necessary to enable them to keep the executive within the law and to restrain administrative development of the scope or penalties of the criminal law; and this power of the judiciary to control the executive, coupled with the limitations on the right to set up "act of state" as an excuse for infringing individual liberty is the special characteristic of English constitutional law.
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  • But practically the Stoic philosopher always had some good excuse for withdrawing from the narrow political life of the city in which he found himself.
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  • It is said that he retired from all active, public life and even neglected plain, public duties, replying to reproaches, "Not every one can speak in his own excuse" (Ibn Qutaiba, Ma 'arif, 250).
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  • It is somewhat curious that some of those who claim Rabelais as an enemy of the supernatural in general have been the loudest to condemn this blemish, and that some of them have made the exceedingly lame excuse for him that it was a means of wrapping up his propaganda and keeping it and himself safe from the notice of the powers that were.
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  • The Abyssinians are heavy eaters and drinkers, and any occasion is seized as an excuse for a carouse.
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  • The excuse, as a rule, may hold good, that the postal charge is only a reasonable one for service rendered, so that the net income of the post office really resembles the profit of a business, but the element of taxation appears undoubtedly to enter.
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  • The proceeding appears to be quite incorrect, whatever excuse there may be for treating revenue like that of the post office as non-tax revenue.
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  • The patriarch feared on the one hand that the growing influence of the Russian Church would give a colour of Slavism to the whole church, and that a Russian might eventually be appointed oecumenical patriarch at Constantinople, while the Rumanians hoped by means of the independence of their church to deprive the Russians of all excuse for interfering in their internal affairs under the pretext of religion.
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  • The esprit bourru by which he was at all times distinguished, and which he now displayed in his rather arrogant Excuse a Ariste, unfitted him for controversy, and it was of vital importance to him that he should not lose the outward marks of favour which Richelieu continued to show him.
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  • Her only excuse is that as a sister of Marie Antoinette the very name of Republican or Jacobin filled her with loathing.
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  • On the advice of Germany he proposed the assembly of an international conference at Algeciras in 1906 to consult upon methods of reform, the sultan's desire being to ensure a condition of affairs which would leave foreigners with no excuse for interference in the control of the country, and would promote its welfare, which Abd-el-Aziz had earnestly desired from his accession to power.
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  • The only result of the long series of insurrections was to provoke the king to a cruelty which he had not at first shown, and to give him an excuse for confiscating and dividing among his foreign knights and barons the immense majority of the estates of the English theglihood.
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  • For the brothers Robert and William were, and always had been, enemies, and every intriguing baron had before him the tempting prospect of aggrandizing himself, by making his allegiance to one of the brothers serve as an excuse for betraying the other.
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  • The English barons were simply desirous of getting rid of the strong and effective govern.ance of the king, and the alleged wrongs of his sons were an empty excuse.
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  • The king made it an excuse for gathering an army to besiege Badlesmeres castle at Leeds; he took it and hanged the garrison.
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  • It also gave Edward an excuse for treating every loyal Frenchman as guilty of treason, and, to his shame, he did nol always refrain from employing such a discreditable device.
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  • To pay his debts he was obliged to resort to heavy taxation in Aquitaine, which gave his discontented subjects in Poitou and the other outlying districts an excuse for the rebellion that they had been for some time meditating.
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  • He found a preposterous excuse for repudiating the treaty by which he was bound, by declaring that some details had been omitted in its formal ratification.
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  • Apparently he was set on provoking a refusal, and thus getting an excuse for seizing the person of the king.
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  • Some excuse must be found for getting rid of the queen and her friends, and the doubtful legitimacy of the Lancastrian claim to the crown afforded such an excuse.
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  • Another device of Edward for filling his exchequer was a very stringent enforcement of justice; small infractions of the laws being made the excuse for exorbitant fines.
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  • But an impatient outburst of the insurgents and a foolish attempt to seize hull and Scarborough gave Henry an excuse for repudiating the concessions made in his name.
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  • When they refused to accept the excuse, he dissolved parliament, but not before a tumult took place in the House, and the speaker was forcibly held down in his chair whilst resolutions hostile to the government were put to the vote.
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  • As they did not understand the aims of the French Revolutionists, they were unable to make that excuse for even so much of their conduct as admits of excuse.
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  • The invasion of Syria by Mehemet Ali in 1831 caused Beshir to desert Abdallah and throw in his lot with Ibrahim Pasha; but he was not cordially followed by the Druses in general, and had good excuse for revolt in 1839, and intrigue with the British admiral in 1840.
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  • Hubbard of the United States gunboat " Nashville " at Colon forbade the transportation of Colombian troops across the Isthmus, and landed 42 marines to prevent the occupation of Colon by the Colombian force; the diplomatic excuse for his action was that by the treaty of 1846 the United States had promised to keep the Isthmus open, and that a civil war would have closed it.
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  • And though reflection upon conduct may lead us to suppose that our past acts were determined, that desire of pleasure or the wish to avoid pain controlled our wills, the unphilosophical observer interprets, in offenders against morality, such arguments as a mere excuse.
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  • Calvin at first declined, alleging as an excuse his need of securing more time for personal improvement, but ultimately, believing that he was divinely called to this task and that "God had stretched forth His hand upon me from on high to arrest me," he consented to remain at Geneva.
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  • But, contrary to all constitutional requirements, three full months were allowed to pass before Venizelos was summoned to resume office, the King's illness being made an excuse.
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  • Monmouth's enterprise made no stir, but gave an excuse for disarming the Protestant militia.
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  • The declaration of Pilnitz, which was but an excuse for non-interference on the part of the emperor and the king of Prussia, interested in the prolongation of these internal troubles, was put forward by them as an Pilnitz.
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  • In the south, the companions of Jehu and of the Sun inaugurated a White Terror, which had not even the apparent excuse of the public safety or of exasperated patriotism.
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  • He pleaded his age, now close upon seventy years, his infirm health, and the obstacles to travel caused by quarantine regulations; but the pope was sternly indignant at what he held to be his ingratitude and insubordination, and no excuse was admitted.
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  • At the beginning of the i9th century they had fallen into such a state of weakness that Napoleon could, with some considerable measure of excuse, look upon their country as a species of no-mans-land into which his troops had only to march on.
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  • In many places the movement was simply an excuse for a revival of private wars between wealthy noble families.
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  • Even this excuse was soon dropped, and by January and February 1808 the French Invasion had become clearly revealed as one of conquest.
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  • At last a dispute in regard to the officering of the artillery gave the king an honorable excuse for resigning a throne on which both he and his wife had been treated with the utmost insolence.
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  • At the close of the year an Anarchist outrage gave the excuse for the proclamation of martial law in Barcelona, and after the opening of the new session of the Cortes (January 23, 1908) a bill was introduced into the senate giving to the government the most drastic powers for the suppression of Anarchism.
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  • Disturbances occurred at Tarsus; Armenians who did not espouse 'the " national " cause were murdered; the life of the patriarch was threatened; and a report was circulated that the British ambassador wished some Armenians killed to give him an excuse for bringing the fleet to Constantinople.
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  • The cry of " British Hamilton " had no good excuse whatever.
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  • In 292, Lysimachus declared war against them, alleging as an excuse that they had rendered assistance to certain barbarous Macedonian tribes.
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  • In England a parish-ale or feast was always held after the perambulation, which assured its popularity, and in Henry VIII.'s reign the occasion had become an excuse for so much revelry that it attracted the condemnation of a preacher who declared "these solemne and accustomable processions and supplications be nowe growen into a right foule and detestable abuse."
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  • Don't use melancholy for an excuse for crass behavior.
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  • Molly accepted our excuse we were looking for someone without explanation as perused our first campground, unsuccessfully.
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  • We'd better watch our step and not give him any excuse to harass us further.
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  • The brothers on the Council were looking for any excuse to expel or kill him, and Andre was his only advocate.
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  • She would make Dean promise not to divulge his occupation, giving some weak excuse neither believed.
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  • He'd use that for an excuse and … Alex rolled his eyes and interrupted.
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  • Pretending she didn't see him, she tried to scramble quickly into the wagon so that he wouldn't have an excuse to touch her.
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  • It has sunk into an empty parade; it is a mere affectation of humility, an apology and excuse for something better.
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  • Friday night is 70s and 80s night, and Cambridge people need as little excuse as anyone to don a kinky Afro and flares.
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  • Do you really think a mere ruptured aortic aneurysm is a good enough excuse to endanger Freedom?
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  • His excuse is that Mother Nature launched an unprovoked assault on Birmingham.
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  • Having a reasonable time slot gives the parents an excuse to sit down and have calming down time before their child's bedtime!
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  • We have an excuse to wear feather boas all weekend then.
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  • Mr Justice David Steel, hearing the case at first instance, dismissed this excuse as " transparently bogus " .
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  • Other news For all you budding botanists out there (excuse the pun ), the Garden Picture Library might be for you.
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  • If you're paying mega bucks for a large wide screen TV, there's really no excuse.
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  • Basically the advice is say ' excuse me ' for mouth burbs, ignore bottom burps.
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  • There is no excuse not to have an up-to-date virus checker.
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  • The last excuse for the occupation was that at least it prevented civil war, but this it very visibly is not doing.
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  • Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence.
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  • If you need to overtake another cyclist, give a gentle ring on your bell or say ' Excuse me ' .
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  • Detective Sergeant Pete Hill from Nuneaton CID said, " This was a totally despicable act for which there can be no excuse.
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  • No more excuse for Prescott to let his crony corporate windfarm developers impose their brutal monstrosities upon local communities... .
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  • Clinging confusedly to this imposition on the majority is institutional and personal egotism for which there is no decent excuse.
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  • But after last night's escapade we both have an excuse if you fall asleep.
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  • Again he paused, and I could see that he was trying to invent an excuse.
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  • I suddenly realize what I've done and mumbling some excuse, I stumble outside.
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  • I was out alone on another " cannon test ", which was the usual thinly veiled excuse to look for trouble.
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  • The police then would find the excuse to charge the demo " .
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  • And just in case you think that's a thoroughly lame excuse, we're not talking about the Queen Mother.
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  • Any decision to accept reasonable excuse will be based on all the circumstances of your individual case.
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  • Claims that the icy pitch affected Arbroath more than the home side seemed a fairly feeble excuse.
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  • It is an offense to have an article with a blade or point in a public place without good reason or lawful excuse.
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  • For hourly employees address three basic medicare-active membersthat excuse it is blue cross blue shield of north carolina health insurance quote the.
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  • The Irish famine of 1845 gave him the excuse for which he was looking.
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  • I've been quite busy of late and that is my somewhat flimsy excuse for the lack of updates.
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  • The excuse for such civic frivolity is the monarch's birthday.
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  • Excuse me, are you any relation to the Mrs greasy who runs a cafe in south London?
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  • High leylandii hedges down both sides of the property was my excuse, yes I know that's weird!
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  • Excuse me... Some of these remarks may be felt by colleagues to be almost heretical, and possibly damaging to The Cause.
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  • Now there's no excuse for not knowing how to write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
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  • There is no excuse for people leaving school illiterate.
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  • I hope you will excuse me for doing what is only my duty, although it may appear impertinent.
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  • Whatever the case may be, there is no excuse for lazy journalism.
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  • There should then be no excuse for the jobholder to feel inhibited about raising a matter of concern.
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  • I don't think there was any particular reason to get quite so narked and ratty at the poor person offering up an excuse.
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  • As in the past, a fervent belief in supernatural nirvana is a good excuse to avoid doing anything practical about mundane earthly problems.
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  • If I have n't pimped them enough already, this should be a good excuse to at least give them a try!
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  • The excuse from NTL is " lightning strikes on head end " which sounds quite plausible.
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  • All this makes for a genuine rarity: a biopic that seeks not to sanctify its subject, or excuse his many failings.
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  • Still, the EPR's appearance has given the government an excuse to unleash tremendous repression.
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  • A rather sad excuse for a bus took us to the fridge factory.
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  • What better excuse to invest in a new pair of strappy sandals now your feet are looking primed to perfection.
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  • Excuse my pencil scrawl but I write whilst laid in bed.
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  • Shannon Elizabeth it remains a be the excuse.
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  • It is unlawful to carry a loaded shotgun in a public place without reasonable excuse.
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  • In Scotland, it is also an offense to sell a self-locking snare, or to possess one without reasonable excuse.
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  • So what excuse do " professional " web developers have for producing tat?
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  • Religion, Politics or Sport are all often the excuse for mindless thugs to use violence.
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  • Of course, it's really just an excuse to let you trot around various time zones hunting down monkeys.
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  • Some miners used this as an excuse for smuggling contraband tobacco underground.
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  • An excuse relating to heavy traffic is not normally accepted.
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  • That the Japanese continue their sickening trade under the excuse it's all scientific research is just two-faced lies.
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  • There is a somewhat unseemly haste in the way he takes up her refrain to excuse his delayed recognition of his errors.
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  • Excuse me; if you don't understand the vernacular, let me translate.
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  • His excuse s the popes refusal to dismiss his foreign levies (September 7).
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  • From his Stoic teachers he learned to work hard, to deny himself, to avoid listening to slander, to endure misfortunes, never to deviate from his purpose, to be grave without affectation, delicate in correcting others, "not frequently to say to any one, nor to write in a letter, that I have no leisure," nor to excuse the neglect of duties by alleging urgent occupations.
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  • This theory of charging what the traffic will bear is an unpopular one, because it has been misapplied by railway managers and made an excuse for charging what the traffic will not bear.
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  • It is perfectly true that in several or even in many instances he acknowledges and deplores the poverty of his information, but this does not excuse him for making assertions (and such assertions are not unfrequent) based on evidence that is either wholly untrustworthy or needs further inquiry before it can be accepted (Ibis, 1860, pp. 331-335).
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  • Mingled with the religiosity of his nature there was much obstinacy and self-seeking; and when Kerbogha was finally repelled, he began to dispute the possession of Antioch with Bohemund, pleading in excuse his oath to Alexius.
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  • His political indiscretions at Dresden were made the excuse for bitter persecutions: scandalmongers made his friendship with the ill-fated king a danger to both; and Wagner was obliged to retire to Triebschen near Lucerne for the next six years.
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  • In spite of the necessary allusions to the ominous theme of the curse, which would give any less great composer ample excuse for succumbing to the listener's sense of impending doom, Wagner's music speaks to us through the child-minds of the Rhine-daughters and terrifies us with the ruthless calm of Nature.
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  • The chief excuse for doubting whether Wagner's last work is really his greatest is that most of its dramatic subtleties are beyond musical expression, since they do not lead to definite conflicts and blendings of emotion.
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  • Nor, when the life and works are examined is the neglect without excuse.
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  • A well-known legal maxim runs: ignorantia juris non excusat ("ignorance of the law does not excuse").
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  • But it is not impertinent, and is at the same time an excuse for what has been already said, to repeat that Villehardouin's book, brief as it is, is in reality one of the capital books of literature, not merely for its merit, but because it is the most authentic and the most striking embodiment in contemporary literature of the sentiments which determined the action of a great and important period of history.
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  • The Texans had a good excuse for shooting him, as he conducted war in a ferocious way.
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  • Years afterwards, he pretended that he had only signed the "devise" as a witness, but in his apology to Queen Mary he did not venture to allege so flimsy an excuse; he preferred to lay stress on the extent to which he succeeded in shifting the responsibility on to the shoulders of his brother-in-law, Sir John Cheke, and other friends, and on his intrigues to frustrate the queen to whom he had sworn allegiance.
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  • There was at that time on the part of the rulers of the church no wish for such comprehension, and their object in the negotiations that took place was to excuse the breach of faith which their rejection of all reasonable methods of concession involved.
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  • Its motto was, "Our country is the world - our countrymen are mankind"; and the editor, in his address to the public, uttered the words which have become memorable as embodying the whole purpose and spirit of his life: "I am in earnest - I will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat a single inch - and I will be heard."
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  • About this time the duplicity of Tissapherneswho having again and again promised a Phoenician fleet and having actually brought it to the Aegean finally dismissed it on the excuse of trouble in the Levant - and the vigorous honesty of Pharnabazus definitely transferred the Peloponnesian forces to the north-west coast of Asia Minor and the Hellespont.
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  • The history of the events that led up to the battle of Navarino and the liberation of Greece is told elsewhere (see NAVARINO and GREEK INDEPENDENCE, WAR OF); the withdrawal of the Egyptians from the Morea was ultimately due to the action of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, who early in August 1828 appeared before Alexandria and induced the pasha, by no means sorry to have a reasonable excuse, by a threat of bombardment, to sign a convention undertaking to recall Ibrahim and his army.
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  • No person shall, without lawful authority, collect, record, publish or communicate, or attempt to elicit, any information with respect to the movement, numbers, description, condition or disposition of any of the forces, ships, or aircraft of His Majesty or any of His Majesty's allies, or with respect to the plans or conduct, or supposed plans or conduct, of any operations by any such forces, ships, or aircraft, or with respect to the supply, description, condition, transport or manufacture, or storage, or place or intended place of manufacture or storage of war material, or with respect to any works or measures undertaken for or connected with, or intended for the fortification or defence of any place, or any information of such nature as is calculated to be or might be directly or indirectly useful to the enemy, and if any person contravenes the provisions of this regulation, or without lawful authority or excuse has in his possession any document containing any such information as aforesaid, he shall be guilty of an offence against these regulations...
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  • The French courts made the consequent bankruptcy proceedings the excuse for a general inquiry into the Society's constitution, and ended by declaring its existence illegal in France, on the ground that its members were pledged to absolute obedience to a foreigner in Rome.
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  • Therefore I would advise you, as you tender your life, to devise some excuse to shift of your attendance of this Parliament, for God and man hath concurred to punish the wickedness of this time.
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  • Oldenburg must have replied to this by an offer to apply to the Society to excuse Newton the weekly payments, as in a letter of Newton's to Oldenburg, dated the 23rd of June 1673, he says, " For your proffer about my quarterly payments, I thank you, but I would not have you trouble yourself to get them excused, if you have not done it already."
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  • Leaving during a game (without a good excuse) Racist comments - Racism will not be tolerated and will be punished harshly.
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  • Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some imaginary pjamas to unbutton.
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  • Three years ago, the shock of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to close down debate.
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  • It is an offense, without reasonable excuse, not to comply with the terms of the Restoration Order.
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  • The tardy introduction of representative democracy there by Britain provided an excuse for the dismantling of much of what was formerly in place.
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  • Still, the EPR 's appearance has given the government an excuse to unleash tremendous repression.
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  • Use this as an excuse to get rid of any old junk.
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  • Samizdat writers have the excuse of a paper shortage for omitting paragraph spacing.
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  • Save us from self-justifying histories and from moral equations that excuse our folly.
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  • Gary Naylor titters: Can I be the first to excuse England 's shambolic performance on the grounds that it is rather hot?
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  • They excuse themselves to work on the soapbox racers.
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  • There is certainly no excuse for the brutal suppression of the Albanian revolt that inevitably occurred.
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  • Of course, it 's really just an excuse to let you trot around various time zones hunting down monkeys.
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  • Excuse the cynicism, but the timing of this announcement is a little suspect.
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  • Gamblers to almost card tricks barry be the excuse.
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  • The same old faces trot out the same excuses but there is no excuse for not being aware of all the facts.
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  • Late twentieth centurythe its roots in a great excuse will love these.
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  • Excuse me; if you do n't understand the vernacular, let me translate.
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  • There is no excuse to fell native trees in a wildwood remnant.
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  • They are nothing but an excuse to erode our democratic rights and hard won liberties.
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  • To make her excuse sound better, Alexandra used a word with a positive connotation.
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  • You will receive a censure if you miss practice without a written excuse.
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  • Lori felt hurt and then embarrassed when she heard that the excuse for declining her invite was meant to be tongue in cheek.
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  • Sometimes, perfectionism is just an excuse to delay a product's release and it's a seductive one, because fixing perceived or real problems feels like an essential task.
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  • With so many free sources of shopping advice to peruse, there's really no excuse for being uninformed about any purchase.
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  • If you've been looking for an excuse to get away to a warmer climate, visit the Florida beaches or just shop in a city that isn't your own, Stay and Shop packages are available through the outlet mall's affiliate hotels.
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  • This should not be an excuse for pet owners to change the litter less frequently, but they should be prepared for the hefty feat of changing a larger-sized litter box.
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  • On one side, people use it as an excuse to treat others with disrespect, putting their individual freedom above that of others.
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  • The industry is working hard to keep you from having any excuse not to invest in this eco-friendly step to save power and cash.
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  • Of course, one very reasonable excuse is that the cost of the purchase and installation can be very steep.
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  • On this spooky day, you have an excuse to look a little vampy.
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  • Some eBay sellers use their shipping costs as an excuse to tack on extra charges.
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  • The Creating Keepsakes conventions give you an excuse to pull out the scrapbooking supplies, even if they haven't seen the light of day for a while.
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  • However, if alcohol is a de-stressor because it calms you, there's no harm in having a couple of drinks so long as you drink responsibly and don't use the alcohol as an excuse to let your anger or stress out of control.
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  • Make up any excuse you want (work projects to complete, the plumber is coming, whatever) and then leave.
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  • If you are at work, you can excuse yourself by saying that you need to take a look at your notes, or that you need to use the restroom.
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  • Have something in mind that you need to do, and then excuse yourself.
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  • Politely excuse yourself from the event and say your goodbyes.
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  • I said he could go for it, especially around Christmas, and use the cliché but easy, "mistletoe" excuse to see if there's sparks beyond friendship.
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  • But don't put up with cattiness either, because insecurity is no excuse for being a "Heather."
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  • While teens might not always have it easy, it should not be used as an excuse for bad behavior.
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  • No matter what, you really have no excuse not to integrate pomegranates into your diet!
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  • Meal plans also give you an excuse to check out new recipes, try new foods, and stick to the diet you choose in the most convenient way possible.
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  • As any sports enthusiast will note, getting married is not an excuse to ignore their favorite pastime.
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  • Just because the weather is changing is September does not excuse you from following guidelines regarding formal and informal dress at a wedding.
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  • If you find someone simply waiting for an excuse to drink, however trivial or frivolous it may seem to others, it is time to start the alarm bells ringing.
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  • Drinking can serve as a distraction or even an excuse.
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  • In addition, it gives teens an acceptable excuse to use with their peers as a refusal skill when offered drugs or alcohol - "No thanks, my parents test me."
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  • You may notice that your loved one will excuse him/herself to use the restroom after eating.
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  • Most people would agree that compulsive lying that hurts other people is not something that they should be doing, but they may be more likely to excuse habitual lying in themselves if they feel they have a good reason for doing so.
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  • Any details left unaddressed will provide a convenient excuse for the alcoholic and addict, especially if he feels ambivalent about seeking help.
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  • If you love baking but aren't head over heels with the idea of Valentine's Day and all that it stands for, use the holiday as an excuse to break the mold.
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  • On the bright side, Lindsay Lohan now has a better excuse for showing up late for shoots and all those bleary-eyed photos than she partied too hard the night before.
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  • The actor was reportedly banned from all Nobu restaurants for a couple of reasons, not least being his lame excuse for a tip.
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  • The pair claimed that their relationship fell victim to the favorite excuse of Hollywood couples - "schedule conflicts."
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  • Rumors flew about Kate having an affair with her bodyguard (still not sure why she needs one of those) and Jon giving the old "…she was just a friend" excuse when pics were snapped of him with a young lass in his car.
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  • Not to think the worst, but usually when reps use the good old "undisclosed location" excuse, is that not usually code for rehab?
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  • Family parties for an older relative are a great excuse for a child to wear a vest and tie.
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  • Pretend play days and dress-up occasions like Halloween are the perfect excuse to trot out a My Little Pony costume.
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  • Is someone really allergic to dogs, or is that person using allergies as an excuse to avoid your pets.
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  • That said, sometimes people will use allergies as an excuse not to be around a dog because they are afraid or uncomfortable with it for some other reason.
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  • To them, the allergy excuse seems like a more polite way to deal with the situation rather than admitting they simply don't want to be around the animal.
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  • The dog looks into the camera and with thinly veiled contempt says, "I'm a dog, what's your excuse?"
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  • Once your dog gets the hang of it, you can add distractions that will give you an excuse to use the heel command to redirect your dog's wandering attention back to you.
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  • It is also a great excuse to add some fresh flavors to your sauces, meats and other dishes.
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  • Today, there's no excuse for not being properly outfitted before you hit the sun!
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  • Goth can have a bad reputation because some of its adherents have used it as an excuse for violence, but true Goths know the difference between embracing the dark for its glamour and sensuality versus acting on violent impulses.
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  • If you've been thinking you'd like to learn to sew and just haven't gotten around to signing up for a class, your need for cute rompers is just the right excuse.
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  • With wider bands (sometimes five-row closures), padding and wire at the bottoms of the cups for uplifting and shaping, plus anti-slip technology, there's no excuse not to have a strapless in your lingerie wardrobe.
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  • Rainy skies are no excuse for looking frumpy.
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  • If you've procrastinated about taking dance because you didn't have the appropriate dancewear, you don't have that excuse anymore.
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  • With the availability of plus size beachwear at your local mall or online, there's no excuse for put off buying a swimsuit.
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  • Exercise: You no longer have the excuse that there just isn't any time to exercise.
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  • Saying "I'm not good with computers" is no excuse.
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  • While this might look good initially, it can often be an excuse to fill the void that exists in the once-habitual routine of going to work, coming home, and socializing when possible.
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  • Be sure to purchase glasses with both UVA and UVB protection, and don't use the glasses as an excuse not to wear sunscreen, too.
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  • There's really no excuse for a game this sub-par.
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  • Given what an outstanding series the Burnout has been, there's just no excuse for EA to push this garbage on us.
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  • Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some more "Oops...
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  • Elebits. More than just a game, it's the greatest excuse to make a mess of your room (and house, bathroom, kitchen, neighborhood, etc.) and not clean up after yourself.
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  • Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go play through the game one more time.
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  • With so many free games to enjoy online, you will never have an excuse to be bored again!
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  • They may use any excuse to get any game they want or play any game at any time.
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  • You find yourself stranded on some foreign planet… stop me if you've heard this one before… and they've found yet another lame excuse to have all of the abilities Ms. Aran learned in the last game sucked away through mysterious forces.
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  • Usually, the stories in these kinds of games are lackluster, generated only for the excuse to make a game.
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  • This movie was just an excuse to throw a rave with co-eds who wander off a lot to have sex and then get killed by zombies.
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  • As a matter of fact, it was just released by Electronic Arts in a Command and Conquer compilation pack called "Command and Conquer: The First Decade" in stores everywhere, so you have no excuse not to go out and pick it up!
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