He excused himself to cross to her.
Felipa excused herself and left the house.
Alex excused himself early and Carmen stayed downstairs with the children.
"It is the sword of Frederick the Great which I..." she began, but Hippolyte interrupted her with the words: "Le Roi de Prusse..." and again, as soon as all turned toward him, excused himself and said no more.
The old man excused himself and followed Dean to the kitchen.
Witnesses are not excused from answering criminating questions; but their evidence cannot be used against them in any proceedings except criminal proceedings for perjury in respect of that evidence.
When the meal was over, Martha excused herself to leave.
He enjoyed exceptional privileges; his feeble health excused him from the morning duties, and thus early he acquired the habit of reflection in bed, which clung to him throughout life.
Englishry, if established, excused the hundred.
We yacked the usual inanities for a few minutes until Howie excused himself to use the bathroom.
By the time we'd finished our meal, with a piece of cake, there wasn't much time before the service was to begin and the pastor excused himself to prepare.
Jule excused himself quickly from his brothers and trotted after her.
Martha didn't answer but after a short time she asked to be excused.
Cynthia excused herself and retreated to the kitchen, leaving well-meaning Brandon Westlake with a what-did-I-say-wrong look on his sun beaten face.
Maybe I could get excused.
"Maybe I could get excused from jury duty," Fred said, in a last-ditch effort to join what he now consider an adventure.
Pumpkin's original deposit with Bird Song was overdrawn and requests for further funds were excused away, purportedly awaiting some expected but unexplained bounty via the mail.
A phone call excused him from hearing more of the robust bragging.
When the old man tried to engage him in further conversation—this time about Pumpkin Green and the general irresponsibility of today's youth—he excused himself on an important errand and left Westlake standing in the hall.
Dean's morning had been filled with enough ghosts, dreams and galactic sex to last a lifetime and he excused himself.
Fred, seeing that further discussion was fruitless, excused himself.
He excused himself and asked the owner if he could make a phone card call and did so, but was unsuccessful in reaching Cynthia.
Mayer's telephone rang and he excused himself to answer it, leaving Dean at Jeffrey Byrne's grey steel desk.
He was interested but perplexed about the March date when Byrne was excused from work—without his wife's knowledge.
As Sackler had worked the night, he was excused for the balance of the day.
There was nothing more to learn and Burgess excused himself and entered the building.
He excused her behavior, knowing she grew up in a different environment.
She excused herself, claiming she was needed in the kitchen.
Primary Inslruction.All primary public instruction is free and compulsory for children of both sexes between the ages of six and thirteen, but if a child can gain a certificate of primary studies at the age of eleven or after, he may be excused the rest of the period demanded by law.
Poverty excused bigamy on the part of a deserted wife.
Assigned to Territorial Militia and excused peace service..
were childishly wayward and capriciously autocratic; both were recklessly indifferent to the feelings, convictions and wishes of those around them; both took a passionate interest in the minutiae of military affairs; as Peter had conceived a boundless admiration for Frederick the Great, so Paul conceived a similar admiration for Napoleon, and both suddenly reversed the national policy to suit this feeling; both were singularly blind to the consequences of their foolish conduct; and both fell victims to court conspiracies which could be in some measure justified, or at least excused, on patriotic grounds.
Henry's faults may be excused by his difficulties.
Her father, who was excused attendance, had, however, been present at the trial of the other offenders, and had there declared his conviction of his daughter's guilt.
At the instigation of Theophilus of Alexandria, Anastasius (pope 398-402) summoned Rufinus from Aquileia to Rome to vindicate his orthodoxy; but he excused himself from a personal attendance in a written Apologia pro fide sua.
Again and again he had excused himself to the pope, and been excused by the pope, because the exigencies of his policy in Germany or Sicily tied his hands.
Yet the church might ask, with some justice, whether the means he had used were excused by the end which he had attained.
and Ferdinand of Aragon for the partition of Naples in 1500, was excused as a thing necessary in the interests of the Crusades.
He hastened to propitiate the former by a donative of twice the usual amount, and excused his hasty acceptance of the throne to the senate by alleging the impatient zeal of the soldiers and the necessity of an imperator for the welfare of the state.
His conduct may be excused on the ground that the bishops were subjected to unwarrantable intimidation.
Napoleon on the other hand spoke of her in his will with marked tenderness, and both excused and forgave her infidelity to him.
And if this is done to an empire, will a little republic be excused when it misbehaves?..
He desired to be known as a protector of letters and literary men; and his want of heart or head over the Dictionary dedication, though explained and excused by Croker, none the less inspired the famous change in a famous line - " Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail.
It has been excused on the ground that when he said France he meant the aggressive house of Bourbon.
All children between eight and fifteen years of age, and all between fifteen and sixteen years of age who are not regularly employed in some useful or remunerative occupation, must attend the public school all the time it is in session or a private school for the same time unless excused by the city or the county superintendent because of mental or physical disability or because of proficiency in the branches taught in the first eight grades.
He was sentenced to seven years' transportation; but the judge, Baron Alderson, excused him the flogging.
About 1689 his health, never very strong, began to fail seriously and he gradually withdrew from his public engagements, ceasing his communications to the Royal Society, and advertising his desire to be excused from receiving guests, "unless upon occasions very extraordinary," on Tuesday and Friday forenoon, and Wednesday and Saturday afternoon.
Prior to 1902 every male inhabitant of a town who was twenty-one years of age or over, a citizen of the United States, and not a pauper or excused from paying taxes at his own request, had a right to vote, but an amendment adopted in this year made ability to read English and to write additional qualifications, except in the case of those physically unable to read or to write, of those then having the franchise, and of persons 60 years of age or more on the 1st of January 1904.
All children between the ages of eight and fourteen and those between the ages of fourteen and sixteen who cannot read and write English are required to attend either a public or an approved private school for the full term unless excused by the school board on account of physical or mental infirmity.
Dante was perhaps too severe on Robert, whom he described as a re da sermone (word king), and contemporary critics accused him of covetousness, a fault partly excused by his pressing need of money to pay the expenses of his perpetual wars.
It does not appear that there was much suspicion of the garbling which had been practised - garbling not unusual at the time, and excused in this case by the fact of a lull in the troubles of Port Royal and a great desire on the part of its friends to do nothing to disturb that lull.
Such intercourse was sanctioned by the Samians, who excused it by the example of Zeus and Hera (schol.
In return for a tribute of money (jizyah) and food for the troops of occupation (~laribat-al-tadm), the Christian inhabitants of Egypt were to be excused military service, and to be left free in the thservance of their religion and the administration of their affairs.
The authorities may be excused for their' inability in the early days of the war to grasp the essential facts of the situation, but they laid themselves open to severe criticism for the delay in realizing that a change of policy was necessary.
In some universities the sons of nobles were regularly excused certain examinations.
xxiv; in particular the worship of the high places is not condemned, nor is it excused as in Kings iii.
The whole history of his researches proves how fully he was aware of the conditions necessary for the attainment of achromatism in refracting telescopes, and he may be well excused if he so long placed implicit reliance on the accuracy of experiments made by so illustrious a philosopher as Newton.
All children between seven and fourteen years of age must attend a public, private or parochial school during the entire time that the public school of their district is in session unless excused by the district board.
The schools are open nine months in the year, and all children between eight and fourteen years of age are required to attend some public, private or parochial school during these months unless excused because of some physical or mental disability.
All children between the ages of eight and twelve years are required to attend a public school at least twelve weeks in a year (six weeks consecutively) unless excused on account of weakness of mind or body, unless the child can read and write and is attending a private school, or unless the child lives more than two miles from the nearest school and more than one mile from an established public school wagon route.
Although he resumed his functions as director-general during the Hundred Days, he excused himself from taking his seat in the council of state and was apparently not seriously compromised, for Louis XVIII.
When however the king raised the theological argument which ended in disaster, Pole could not accept it; and, after the failure of Campeggio's mission, when the king asked him for his opinion, he excused himself on the score of inexperience, but went by Henry's order to Paris (1530) to obtain the judgment of the Sorbonne, making the condition that another should be joined with him to do the necessary business.
Being in good circumstances, he was anxious to show his gratitude to Spinoza by a gift of 2000 florins, which the philosopher half-jestingly excused himself from accepting.
He excused himself from convocation in 1397, and from the subservient parliament at Shrewsbury in 1398.
The minimum length of the school year is fixed by a statute of 1893 at twenty weeks; the average length is about twenty-eight weeks; A compulsory education law, enacted in 1901, requires the attendance at some public or approved private school of each child between the ages of seven and fifteen during all the time that school is in session, except that necessary absences may be excused.
During their first two years all undergraduates, unless properly excused, must take a prescribed amount of physical exercise.
It is known that while still at Woolsthorpe Sanderson's Logic had been read by him to such purpose that his tutor at Trinity College excused his attendance at a course of lectures on that subject.
Nothing further seems to have been done in the matter until the 28th of January 1675, when Oldenburg informed " the Society that Mr Newton is now in such circumstances that he desires to be excused from the weekly payments."
The most probable explanation of the cause why Newton wished to be excused from these payments is to be found in the fact that, as he was not in holy orders, his fellowship at Trinity College would lapse in the autumn of 1675.
Penitents, therefore (as a rule), were excused the painful ordeal of public humiliation, but performed their penances in secret; only at the end they were publicly reconciled by the bishop. This was at Rome and Milan appointed to be done on the Thursday before Easter, and gradually became a regular practice, the same penitent year after year doing penance during Lent, and being publicly restored to communion in Holy Week.
Each district school must be open at least three months each year, and children between the ages of eight and sixteen are required to attend either a public or a private school, unless excused because of physical or mental infirmity.
In some cases the king went so far as to levy taxes in what he acknowledged was an illegal manner and excused under the plea of necessity.
All children between 7 and 16 are required to attend school, but those over 14 are excused if they labour; every township of more than ro,000 inhabitants must support an evening school for those over 14; and textbooks are provided by the townships for those unable to purchase them.
After they finished their meal, she excused herself and walked to a secluded area to call him on her cell phone.
Dusty excused himself to join the Guardian.
When the old man tried to engage him in further conversationâ€”this time about Pumpkin Green and the general irresponsibility of today's youthâ€”he excused himself on an important errand and left Westlake standing in the hall.
He was interested but perplexed about the March date when Byrne was excused from workâ€”without his wife's knowledge.
However in catching 6 dace with a combined weight of 5lb 4oz I hope he excused me my excitement!
You are excused, " dismissing the two guiltless triplets with a wave of the terrible eyeglass; and w.. .
Those of us who have been labeled with mental illness are not de facto excused from this most fundamental task of becoming human.
Surely, she could be excused her momentary lapse.
message of condolences, the man excused himself stating that he had broken his wrist.
It was at the opening of parliament that Shaftesbury made his celebrated "delenda est Carthago" speech against Holland, in which he urged the Second Dutch War, on the ground of the necessity of destroying so formidable a commercial rival to England, excused the Stop of the Exchequer which he had opposed, and vindicated the Declaration of Indulgence.
The true fact seems to be that the first introduction of such legislation was undoubtedly due to the desire for the promotion of humanity, but that the principle, for the recognition of which the time was not yet ripe, had to be excused in the eyes of the public by the plea that cruelty had a demoralizing effect upon spectators (see A.
If at times they had recourse to ambiguity of speech and veiled polemic, this might be partly excused when we remember the hanging of Thomas Aikenhead in 1697 for ridiculing the Bible, and Woolston's imprisonment in 1729.
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."
My Muse may be excused if she is silent henceforth.
In the end, Teman's crooked tape job just could not be excused, and he was told his show was cancelled.
Distance learning and online business doctoral degree candidates are not always excused from these requirements.
They mingled with the guests a little longer and then Carmen excused herself.
With that dark thought, she excused herself and went to her room.
She excused herself to prepare supper for the three residents.
Cynthia Byrne looked worse with each passing hour and just before their flight was called, excused herself and went to the ladies' room.
He excused himself and crossed to her, motioning for her to follow him out a nearby door into a corridor.
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