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extenuating
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Constitute a sin it may, but consider yourself, Grigory Vassilyevitch, that it only extenuates it, if it does constitute.
  • And the same answer was repeated to every question: "Yes, guilty!" and without the slightest extenuating comment.

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