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extenuating
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  • He was convicted, but with extenuating circumstances, and condemned to hard labour in Siberia for fifteen years.
  • It is manifest that, pricked by remorse—for my client is religious, in his way, and has a conscience, as I shall prove later—and desiring to extenuate his sin as far as possible, he has tried six times at least to substitute lay nourishment for clerical.

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  • He knows there are, well, extenuating circumstances.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • There were extenuating circumstances in their case—they were married, they had a child.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones

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