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extenuating
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Persuasion
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  • The circumstances of his marriage, too, were found to admit of much extenuation.
  • Sir Walter seemed to admit it as complete apology; and though Elizabeth could not see the circumstance in quite so favourable a light, she allowed it be a great extenuation.

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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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