I'm not trying to make excuses for his behavior.
Giolitti removed the prefect of Rome for not having prevented an expression of popular anger, and presented formal excuses to the French consul at Messina for a demonstration against that consulate.
He wracked his brain for excuses that would be plausible.
Don't make excuses for me.
The other guests, embarrassed to see their host so humiliated and wanting no part of a Dawkins brawl, murmured excuses and toddled off to bed.
The ice climbers smiled politely but one by one began to make excuses about leaving for dinner.
My monthly condition excuses me from duties today so I donned my finest dress and strolled the streets of Ouray like the lady that was once Annie Quincy.
The mission which he undertook with his chancellor for this purpose (1362-1365) only produced a crop of promises or excuses from sovereigns like Edward III.
On no great subject did his principles rise above the commonplace of party, nor had he the magnanimity which excuses rather than aggravates the faults of others.
After excuses made to the animal or to the species in general, the victim was placed in position, and silence observed by all who were present.
Then there were the excuses why she wasn't hungry.
He excuses the crimes of kings who protected the church, such as Clovis, Clotaire I.
Llewelyn would not deign to appear before him to render the customary homage due from Wales to the English crown, but sent a series of futile excuses lasting over three years.
And don't make excuses for him.
Plausible excuses were made for the alliance, but to the country at large this union, formed with a man whom he had denounced for years, had the appearance of an unscrupulous conspiracy to obtain office on any terms. In the House of Commons the coalition was strong enough to drive Shelburne from office on the 24th of February.
Luther, who believed that the peasants were trying to cloak their dreadful sins with excuses from the gospel, exhorted the government to put down the insurrection.
It's no good making excuses now!
I guess those are all excuses.
None of the five fought him or made excuses.
Part of her desperately tried to make excuses for Gabe. Maybe he was fatigued or Death had done something to him.
Lenthall, however, had no wish to resume his duties as speaker, preferring the House of Lords, and made various excuses for not complying.
Undoubtedly he facilitated her self-incrimination, but of her active encouragement of the plot there can be little doubt after the publication of her letters to Mendoza, in which she excuses her complicity on the plea that no other means were left to secure her liberation.
They made her a reputation for "philosophy," and showed the sincerity of their own love of freedom by finding excuses for the partition of Poland.
It was probably at the time when a desire for revenge on her calumniatress made her think the opportunity good and safe for discharge of such a two-edged dart at the countess and the queen that Mary wrote, but abstained from despatching, the famous and terrible letter in which, with many gracious excuses and professions of regret and attachment, she transmits to Elizabeth a full and vivid report of the hideous gossip retailed by Bess of Hardwick regarding her character and person at a time when the reporter of these abominations was on friendly terms with her husband's royal charge.
It contains the famous maxim that purity of intention may be a justification of actions which are contrary to the moral code and to human laws; and its general tendency is to find excuses for the majority of human frailties.
It is probably to this ballad that Melchior Russ of Lucerne (who began his Chronicle in 1482) refers when, in his account (from Justinger) of the evil deeds of the bailiffs in the Forest districts, he excuses himself from giving the story.
The letters vividly describe the approach of the enemy, and, in appealing to Egypt, abound in protestations of loyalty, complaints of the disloyalty of other kings and excuses for the writers' suspicious conduct.
An invitation from the viceroy to meet him in India, with the hope that these points might be settled in conference, was put aside by dilatory excuses, until at last the project was abandoned, and finally the amir agreed to receive at Kabul a diplomatic mission.
8, that all the cities of the Peloponnese had access to the sea, he excuses himself by saying that he found it in Dicaearchus and copied it word for word (Att.
It seems to be forgotten in the general accounts of this matter, not only that Bacon's letters bear out what he said, but that the earl's excuses were false.
In the preface to his fifth book he excuses his trenching on the region of political history on the ground of his desire to spare his readers the disgust which perusal of the endless disputes of the bishops could not fail to excite, and in that to his sixth book he prides himself on never having flattered even the orthodox bishops.
At one time he brings in politics, at another he excuses himself from doing so.
But judged relatively there are several, we shall not say excuses, but explanations of them.
Even when it became necessary to make excuses for his crime, we see the same double-mindedness.
They were not without excuses.
Circular letters were sent out, punishments were inflicted, but many excuses were made and only about £34,00o was contributed.
But these excuses were mere trifles, and well deserve to be forgiven, when we think that though the offender was in form acquitted, yet Burke succeeded in these fourteen years of laborious effort in laying the foundations once for all of a moral, just, philanthropic and responsible public opinion in England with reference to India, and in doing so performed perhaps the most magnificent service that any statesman has ever had it in his power to render to humanity.
Their excuses and calculations are well known, but when all is said, Lord Derby's statement of its character,"a leap in the dark,"-and of its intention, "dishing the Whigs," cannot be bettered.
To suppose Disraeli satisfied with the excuses made for his adoption of the "dishing" process is forbidden by the whole tenor of his teaching and conduct.
Bianca drew a heart around her ex-boyfriend, Aaron's, name, followed by a huge X. She'd pined for him for five years, accepting his excuses of flying around the world for work while he just went across town to his wife.
Fred was already gone and Brandon Westlake presided over breakfast court with Pumpkin Green, rehashing the good old days until the young man's eyes glazed and with mumbled excuses, he retreated to find his partner in combat Billy Langstrom.
The human mind is quick to find excuses to accept such things.
She came as soon as he called, offered encouragement when he seemed lost, and pretended to believe his shitty excuses as to why he wasn't taking her with him this time.
It feels churlish that I usually make my excuses.
There can be no excuses for cold blooded murder of non combatants.
Either way, I do not find their excuses entirely convincing.
I made excuses for him: he came from a broken home, he had been through a painful divorce.
Someone with bulimia nervosa will often make excuses to avoid eating with friends or family.
Of course there may be pathetic emotional excuses for the act.
The songs atrophied until they were flimsy excuses for endless displays of guitar prowess.
excuses for physical inactivity and most of us are not getting enough exercise.
excuses for a delay in publishing and implementing the strategy?
Do not make excuses for yourself or your perceived failings.
We give what we really know are rather feeble excuses.
flimsy start for the flimsiest of excuses: you spilled my pint, looked at me funny, looked at my girlfriend.
Very few excuses persuade funders to allow you to miss a deadline.
gagging order placed on these pages, some of the excuses can't be printed.
It does require ingenuity to find excuses for them being incoherent.
Instead of receiving God's approval, the excuses Moses gave only kindled God's anger.
Renfrewshire MP Douglas Alexander is urging local people not to stand for the poor excuses given by employers to avoid paying the minimum wage.
Neither reasons quite pass muster with the truancy team, who are impervious to weak excuses.
pathetic excuses for not staying in touch with her friend.
Why You should stay away: His excuses for not showing up are getting more pathetic.
Winners don't make excuses and they never procrastinate.
Council Tax is a grossly unfair tax - people are fed up with all the excuses and empty promises.
Beyond the excuses they are all just murdering scum.
I just make crap excuses for why I'm always skint.
Remember that times are 30 minutes earlier this season, so no excuses for turning up late slackers.
stammered some excuses, counted out the sum, and saw his hateful visitors depart.
These excuses are delaying tactics that we see every year.
These excuses have now begun to wear thin however.
trot out the same excuses but there is no excuse for not being aware of all the facts.
I ain't got no excuses, I just want to play The good old country waltz.
wan o ' his fantastic excuses.
With this is sometimes coupled another maxim: ignorantia facti excusat (" ignorance of the fact excuses").
The excuses and explanations later given by Fremont - military preparations by the Californian authorities, the imminence of their attack, ripening British schemes for the seizure of the province, etc. - made up the stock account of historians until the whole truth came out in 1886 (in Royce's California).
* "Who excuses himself, accuses himself."
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
A new generation of boats is sailing the Red Sea and there are no excuses for second-rate service.
Some of the excuses under which this regimentation is imposed is the secularity of the Nigerian State.
The sincere lover of God is not looking for excuses to shirk the responsibility to do what God would have them do.
I just make crap excuses for why I 'm always skint.
He stammered some excuses, counted out the sum, and saw his hateful visitors depart.
The same old faces trot out the same excuses but there is no excuse for not being aware of all the facts.
I ai n't got no excuses, I just want to play The good old country waltz.
Yir faither'll come in wi wan o ' his fantastic excuses.
James, stop making such puerile excuses.
If the owner of the snowmobile is hesitant in his answers, he avoids the questions or he gives you excuses, it’s a sure sign that there’s something wrong with the snowmobile and you should take your business elsewhere.
If you have a compost kitchen container, then you have no excuses for not composting food waste.
If someone keeps coming up with excuses to avoid providing a photo then something is probably up.
It's very important to do business only with online companies that do business with no excuses and nothing to hide.
Now you don't have any excuses for getting out of scrapbooking your favorite memories!
This former Playboy playmate has made no excuses for her enhancements - of course, it's unlikely that she could deny her increased breast size.
We refuse to accept bogus excuses for your behavior."
At his sentencing, he apologized for his behavior, no lame excuses, no public relations spin, just a simple apology.
Residencies are not normally optional, so if you enroll in a degree program that requires them, you will need to be there, with no excuses or exceptions.
The band does not make excuses and instead has fun with themselves.
Some of the bass tabs available include Got Me Wrong, Again, Hate to Feel, Junkhead, No Excuses and several more.
If people would put forth as much effort to organize their closets as they do in making up excuses for putting the project off, the closet would already be neat and tidy.
The Pool Excuses T shirt is a favorite, featuring eight comical phrases as to why a game went suddenly bad.
The "Hunting Excuses" shirt includes all the typical reasons for coming home empty-handed that any hunter will appreciate.
In the Red Hat Society, the theme poem is about not making any apologies or excuses and instead doing what you want-especially at an older age.
If you start to hear reasons a gamer has to play a game or excuses that cause him or her to avoid family and friends, then there's a good chance the video game player has a problem.
No more excuses to not play the game, now you can take it everywhere you go!
Location - if the dance studio is too far away or inconvenient to get to, it will be too easy for the student to come up with excuses not to go when something else come up.
Anyway back to the story, the guy I met kept texting me to hang out and I always made up excuses to not hang out because when I first met him I didn't think he was my type.
She makes excuses to spend more time alone.
She looks for excuses to get out of the house.
Then when you question him, he minimizes your feelings and offers up excuses for his behavior.
By holding him accountable, you will have successfully put him in the position to either step up to the plate or come up with numerous excuses as to why he won't do what you ask.
One of the biggest excuses people make about not having a date is that they don't have the time or resources to meet people.
He makes flimsy excuses for being late, keeps his cell phone history a secret and doesn't want to have sex anymore, these are all signs he is cheating.
At the same time, there are many "cover stories" that can be used as excuses - but they may not hold up under scrutiny.
This is also one of the most easy ways to catch someone who is cheating - when pressured, he/she will often try to lie, and lie badly, the inconsistencies in excuses becoming increasingly evident.
Don't drag it out by avoiding the other person or making excuses about why you can't go out with him.
One of the most common excuses people have for not writing is that they just don't know what to say.
So, don't make up too many excuses for guys who are mysterious.
With its open pocket and zip-top closure, you'll adore finding excuses to display this travel bag!
They demand strict obedience and set high expectations, but accept no excuses.
Meetings must start on time and not be delayed by those that straggle in late with no excuses other than "Time got away from me."
If you have to drive long distances to get to a gym, it can be easy to make excuses for why you don't want to do it.
If motivation is a problem and you find yourself coming up with excuses to postpone workouts, having someone waiting at the gym counter may be just the arm-twisting you need.
It's really easy to make excuses about why you can't go to the gym.
Keeping a packed gym bag ready to go in your car at all times eliminates one of those excuses.
There are no more excuses for not working out.
You won't have too many valid excuses for not working out.
This also means you can't make up excuses if it's raining outside!
Unfortunately, that and other excuses have impacted activity.
If you enjoy group exercise classes, but you purchase a treadmill, you're more likely to find excuses not to exercise.
Best of all, a treadmill workout doesn't allow for excuses.
At $45.00, this is a look you'll be happy to find excuses to wear!
Wearing satin panties excuses you from the practicality of cotton and the itchiness of lace.
Other people can't wait until their next office party and sometimes make up excuses to plan the next celebration simply because they are so much fun.
Excuses will be fast and plentiful, but rest assured that Michaels will be prepared for these and able to counter them effectively.
After three years in that position, she was asked to come work directly for the company that owned the training center, where her no nonsense, no excuses approach would eventually attract the attention of Channel 4 TV cameras.
While some might be surprised that Kate and Jon Gosselin find themselves in debt, Kate makes no excuses about the matter.
Beware the buzzwords and vague promises, or worse, excuses and stories about how they "almost" helped clients make it to page one.
In the colophon also the compiler (as he calls himself) excuses the errors of orthography.
Only excuses can be made for him; but the excuses for a man born, as Hume after the quarrel said of him, "without a skin" are numerous and strong.
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