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  • And yet, Pendelton reasoned, these were extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • Detective said there were extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • Extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • At best the lawyer established a precedent: a man sentenced to life in prison instead of the chair because of "extenuating emotional circumstances.†   (source)
  • She had what she wanted, an extenuating circumstance ...and no doubt she didn't really care whether we got away or not.†   (source)
  • There were extenuating circumstances ...or were they aggravating?†   (source)
  • But as I mentioned before, there were extenuating circumstances, specifically two.†   (source)
  • She looks at me, and I don't mention anything about Extenuating Circumstances or not being ready.†   (source)
  • My Extenuating Circumstances save the day.†   (source)
  • Poor forever-changed Violet and her Extenuating Circumstances.†   (source)
  • If I were in a court of law seeking mercy for an ignominious act, I would have to plead extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • Groans follow from everyone but me, because no matter what Mrs. Kresney seems to think, I have Extenuating Circumstances.†   (source)
  • Extenuating Circumstances.†   (source)
  • I wanted to check in ...with you to see ... if you need any help ...and also to tell you ...to feel free to turn in whatever ...you have so far ...I obviously ...understand ...that there are extenuating ...circumstances.†   (source)
  • I have given this long and serious thought, and I cannot find any extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • Murder of malice aforethought...Provocation...Extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • My self-extenuation sounded unexpectedly and thoroughly foolish even to me who had believed in it with all my heart.†   (source)
  • Counsel for the defense raised his arms to heaven and pleaded guilty, but with extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • There are extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • are not one in a thousand thousand, the principles of honor, decorum and gentleness applied to perfectly normal human instinct which you Anglo-Saxons insist upon calling lust and in whose service you revert in sabbaticals to the primordial caverns, the fall from what you call grace fogged and clouded by Heaven-defying words of extenuation and explanation, the return to grace heralded by Heaven-placating cries of satiated abasement and flagellation, in neither of which—the defiance or the placation—can Heaven find interest or even, after the first two or three times, diversion.†   (source)
  • I wage a wild and senseless fight, I want to get out of the hollow and yet slide back into it again; I say "You must, it is your comrades, it is not an idiotic command," and again: "What does it matter to me, I have only one life to lose—" That is the result of all this leave, I plead in extenuation.†   (source)
  • The Prosecutor made similar gestures; he agreed that I was guilty, but denied extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • I confidently await your verdict, the only verdict possible—that of homicide with extenuating circumstances.†   (source)
  • In demanding a verdict of murder without extenuating circumstances, I am following not only the dictates of my conscience and a sacred obligation, but also those of the natural and righteous indignation I feel at the sight of a criminal devoid of the least spark of human feeling.†   (source)
  • We are not concerned with an act of homicide committed on a sudden impulse which might serve as extenuation.†   (source)
  • And her effort at sympathy, at extenuation, failed utterly before her pride.†   (source)
  • I could no longer plead extenuating circumstances: I could not demean myself by trying to explain—†   (source)
  • Were such a man once more to fall, what plea could be urged in extenuation of his crime?†   (source)
  • They may extenuate, but can they ac quit?†   (source)
  • "I shall bring that forward as an extenuating circumstance," replied Eugenie.†   (source)
  • But the results, we know, were not of a kind to warrant this extenuation of the past.†   (source)
  • The circumstances of his marriage, too, were found to admit of much extenuation.†   (source)
  • It would avail me nothing to extenuate it now.†   (source)
  • Fear excuses this fearful lack of hospitality; terror is mixed with it, an extenuating circumstance.†   (source)
  • "There will be extenuating circumstances," he replied.†   (source)
  • And before a court less arbitrary and more merciful than a martial one, that plea would largely extenuate.†   (source)
  • Carry's vague presentment of Mrs. Norma Hatch (whose reversion to her Christian name was explained as the result of her latest divorce), left her under the implication of coming "from the West," with the not unusual extenuation of having brought a great deal of money with her.†   (source)
  • He confessed that much to me in extenuation of the shady part he had played in Sherif Ali's plot to do away with the infidel.†   (source)
  • "Well, what if I did say it?" replied Roberta defiantly and even bitterly, but without a word in extenuation, for her thought was now that unquestionably Grace was pretending to catechize her on moral grounds, whereas in reality the real source of her anger and pique was that Roberta was slipping away from and hence neglecting her.†   (source)
  • This makes English people of fashion think well of him, as of a young fellow who is manly enough to confess to an obvious disadvantage without any attempt to conceal or extenuate it.†   (source)
  • "Imprudent people are often kind," said Mrs. Archer, as if the fact were scarcely an extenuation; and Mrs. van der Luyden murmured: "If only she had consulted some one—"†   (source)
  • He was convicted, but with extenuating circumstances, and condemned to hard labour in Siberia for fifteen years.†   (source)
  • And another week in which, moved by Clyde's seeming contrition, and all the confusing and extenuating circumstances of his story, and having wrestled most earnestly with every moral aspect of it, the Reverend McMillan once more before his cell door—but only to say that however liberal or charitable his interpretation of the facts, as at last Clyde had truthfully pictured them, still he could not feel that either primarily or secondarily could he be absolved from guilt for her death.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And at last Mrs. Alden treated with heroin and crooned and mourned over by all present, being brought to the stage where it was possible, slowly and with much encouragement, to hear in the first place what the extenuating circumstances were; next being questioned concerning the identity of the cryptic individual referred to in Roberta's letter.†   (source)
  • For, moved by the widespread interest in the final disposition of Clyde's case, as well as the fact that his mother, because of her unshaken devotion to him, and having learned of the decision of the Court of Appeals, had once more returned to Auburn and since then had been appealing to the newspapers, as well as to himself through letters for a correct understanding of the extenuating circumstances surrounding her son's downfall, and because she herself had repeatedly appealed to him for a personal interview in which she should be allowed to present her deepest convictions in regard to all this, the Governor had at last consented to see her.†   (source)
  • But now that I see you and see how you feel about it all—how really frightened you are by what has happened—it just occurs to me that there may be something in connection with this case, some extenuating circumstances, which, if they were related by you now, might throw a slightly different light on all this.†   (source)
  • The facts that he had been influenced by the beauty and position of Miss X to the plotting of this deed, and, after his evil relations with Roberta, that she had been determined he should marry her, far from being points in extenuation of his actions, were really further evidence of his general earthly sin and guilt.†   (source)
  • Their works are done as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world,—as invalids and the insane pay a high board.†   (source)
  • "It was a small estate that brought in no profit," replied Prince Andrew, trying to extenuate his action so as not to irritate the old man uselessly.†   (source)
  • Miss Bennet was the only creature who could suppose there might be any extenuating circumstances in the case, unknown to the society of Hertfordshire; her mild and steady candour always pleaded for allowances, and urged the possibility of mistakes—but by everybody else Mr. Darcy was condemned as the worst of men.†   (source)
  • Isabel cared little more for him than for the tapestry that she held in her hand; but it was true that he was an old friend and that with her husband she felt a desire not to extenuate such ties.†   (source)
  • And in the end the criminal was, in consideration of extenuating circumstances, condemned to penal servitude in the second class for a term of eight years only.†   (source)
  • Confound her, I couldn't make her see that sudden passion is an extenuating circumstance in the killing of venison—or of a person—so I gave it up and let her sulk it out.†   (source)
  • —it is not fit for such as we to sit with the rulers of the land," said the Jew; whose ambition for precedence though it had led him to dispute Place with the extenuated and impoverished descendant of the line of Montdidier, by no means stimulated him to an intrusion upon the privileges of the wealthy Saxons.†   (source)
  • And whenever Mrs. Gummidge was overcome in a similar manner during the remainder of our stay (which happened some few times), he always said the same thing in extenuation of the circumstance, and always with the tenderest commiseration.†   (source)
  • Broadsides in the streets, signed with her father's name, exonerating the late Stephen Blackpool, weaver, from misplaced suspicion, and publishing the guilt of his own son, with such extenuation as his years and temptation (he could not bring himself to add, his education) might beseech; were of the Present.†   (source)
  • How busy his thoughts were, as he walked home, in devising pitying excuses for her folly, in referring all her weakness to the sweet lovingness of her nature, in blaming Arthur, with less and less inclination to admit that his conduct might be extenuated too!†   (source)
  • Catherine had very little to tell, and she had no talent for sketching; but before he went she had confided to him that she had a secret passion for the theatre, which had been but scantily gratified, and a taste for operatic music—that of Bellini and Donizetti, in especial (it must be remembered in extenuation of this primitive young woman that she held these opinions in an age of general darkness)—which she rarely had an occasion to hear, except on the hand-organ.†   (source)
  • Thus they conversed; and there was nobody to set before Elizabeth any extenuation of the absent one's deceit.†   (source)
  • 'So much the worse,' retorted Fanny, determined not to admit anything in extenuation, 'for then you have no excuse.†   (source)
  • This outrage committed on "the most holy sacrament of the altar," though but temporary, would not depart from these holy souls, and it seemed to them that it could only be extenuated by a "Perpetual Adoration" in some female monastery.†   (source)
  • Constitute a sin it may, but consider yourself, Grigory Vassilyevitch, that it only extenuates it, if it does constitute.†   (source)
  • — I hope this history of my conduct towards her will be admitted by you and my father as great extenuation of what you saw amiss.†   (source)
  • The road would be none the smoother for it, the end would be none the better for it, he would not be helped, nor I extenuated.†   (source)
  • Neither Mrs. Maylie, nor Harry, nor Rose (who all came in together), could offer a word in extenuation.†   (source)
  • He had not expressed to her any regrets or excuses for what he had done in the past; but it was a part of his nature to extenuate nothing, and live on as one of his own worst accusers.†   (source)
  • And the same answer was repeated to every question: "Yes, guilty!" and without the slightest extenuating comment.†   (source)
  • At once ferocious and maudlin, I was made to murder my uncle with no extenuating circumstances whatever; Millwood put me down in argument, on every occasion; it became sheer monomania in my master's daughter to care a button for me; and all I can say for my gasping and procrastinating conduct on the fatal morning, is, that it was worthy of the general feebleness of my character.†   (source)
  • It may bring many extenuations.†   (source)
  • On these three considerations alone is based the conception of irresponsibility for crimes and the extenuating circumstances admitted by all legislative codes.†   (source)
  • But I told her she must bear this cross; that while by law and custom she certainly was entitled to both the man's life and his property, there were extenuating circumstances, and so in Arthur the king's name I had pardoned him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "This is a good character, Mr. Edwards," returned Marmaduke, mildly; "but I have never been so fortunate as to secure his esteem, for to me he has been uniformly repulsive; yet I have endured it, as an old man's whim, However, when he appears before me, as his judge, he shall find that his former conduct shall not aggravate, any more than his recent services shall extenuate, his crime."†   (source)
  • "Impostor," repeated Villefort; "certainly, madame, you appear to extenuate some cases, and exaggerate others.†   (source)
  • There is here a sort of delicacy of the divine justice, hesitating to let loose upon the illustrious usurper the formidable historian, sparing Caesar Tacitus, and according extenuating circumstances to genius.†   (source)
  • Some time afterwards, caught in the gearing of one of those mysterious adventures in which passion plays a part, a catastrophe in which French justice sees extenuating circumstances, and in which English justice sees only death, Barthelemy was hanged.†   (source)
  • But do what he would, and seek what extenuation he would, he was certainly forced to fall back upon this: the man was a convict; that is to say, a being who has not even a place in the social ladder, since he is lower than the very lowest rung.†   (source)
  • There is for everything a theory, which proclaims itself "good sense"; Philintus against Alcestis; mediation offered between the false and the true; explanation, admonition, rather haughty extenuation which, because it is mingled with blame and excuse, thinks itself wisdom, and is often only pedantry.†   (source)
  • That I could suggest anything in extenuation!†   (source)
  • It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter.†   (source)
  • his glory not extenuated, wherein he was worthy;   (source)
    extenuated = lessened
  • this is what papa gaines would call an "extenuating circumstance," am i right†   (source)
  • Tacite Approbation Of The Soveraign, Extenuates   (source)
  • —I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice: then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely, but too well; Of one not easily jealous, but, being wrought, Perplex'd in the extreme; of one whose hand, Like the base Judean, threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdu'd eyes, Albeit unused to the melting mood, Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinal gum.†   (source)
  • Cleopatra, know We will extenuate rather than enforce: If you apply yourself to our intents,— Which towards you are most gentle,—you shall find A benefit in this change; but if you seek To lay on me a cruelty, by taking Antony's course, you shall bereave yourself Of my good purposes, and put your children To that destruction which I'll guard them from, If thereon you rely.†   (source)
  • — For you, fair Hermia, look you arm yourself To fit your fancies to your father's will, Or else the law of Athens yields you up,— Which by no means we may extenuate,— To death, or to a vow of single life.†   (source)
  • I sometimes thought of standing my trial, for, although I could not deny the facts alleged in the several articles, yet I hoped they would admit of some extenuation.†   (source)
  • You may not so extenuate his offence For I have had such faults; but rather tell me, When I, that censure him, do so offend, Let mine own judgment pattern out my death, And nothing come in partial.†   (source)
  • In this controversy the whole company spoke together, and every man seemed wholly bent to extenuate the sum which fell to his share; so that the most probable conclusion which could be foreseen was, that a large portion of the reckoning would fall to the landlord's share to pay, or (what is much the same thing) would remain unpaid.†   (source)
  • I know what you would say: if I have known her, You'll say she did embrace me as a husband, And so extenuate theforehand sin: No, Leonato, I never tempted her with word too large; But, as a brother to his sister, show'd Bashful sincerity and comely love.†   (source)
  • Let him now be confronted with the evidence of the fact, and let him, if he be able, justify or extenuate the shameful outrage he has offered to the dictates of truth and to the rules of fair dealing.†   (source)
  • He ended, and the heavenly audience loud
    Sung Halleluiah, as the sound of seas,
    Through multitude that sung: Just are thy ways,
    Righteous are thy decrees on all thy works;
    Who can extenuate thee?†   (source)
  • And the violences, oppressions, and injuries they do, are not extenuated, but aggravated by the greatnesse of their persons; because they have least need to commit them.†   (source)
  • So please your Majesty, I would I could Quit all offences with as clear excuse As well as I am doubtless I can purge Myself of many I am charged withal: Yet such extenuation let me beg, As, in reproof of many tales devised By smiling pick-thanks and base news-mongers,— Which oft the ear of greatness needs must hear,— I may, for some things true, wherein my youth Hath faulty wander'd and irregular, Find pardon on my true submission.†   (source)
  • He appeared, and confirmed the whole account: but with much more advantage to the captain, whose modesty had extenuated or concealed a great part of his merit.†   (source)
  • In the several debates upon this impeachment, it must be confessed that his majesty gave many marks of his great lenity; often urging the services you had done him, and endeavouring to extenuate your crimes.†   (source)
  • There is place, not only for EXCUSE, by which that which seemed a Crime, is proved to be none at all; but also for EXTENUATION, by which the Crime, that seemed great, is made lesse.†   (source)
  • However, it is now some comfort to reflect, that in what I said of my countrymen, I extenuated their faults as much as I durst before so strict an examiner; and upon every article gave as favourable a turn as the matter would bear.†   (source)
  • I remember, when I was once interceding with the emperor for a criminal who had wronged his master of a great sum of money, which he had received by order and ran away with; and happening to tell his majesty, by way of extenuation, that it was only a breach of trust, the emperor thought it monstrous in me to offer as a defence the greatest aggravation of the crime; and truly I had little to say in return, farther than the common answer, that different nations had different customs; for, I confess, I was heartily ashamed.†   (source)
  • Many other cases of Aggravation, and Extenuation might be added: but by these I have set down, it is obvious to every man, to take the altitude of any other Crime proposed.†   (source)
  • Examples Of Impunity, Extenuate   (source)
  • Evill Teachers, Extenuate   (source)
  • A Crime arising from a sudden Passion, is not so great, as when the same ariseth from long meditation: For in the former case there is a place for Extenuation, in the common infirmity of humane nature: but he that doth it with praemeditation, has used circumspection, and cast his eye, on the Law, on the punishment, and on the consequence thereof to humane society; all which in committing the Crime, hee hath contemned, and postposed to his own appetite.†   (source)
  • And of those defects in Reasoning, there is none that can Excuse (though some of them may Extenuate) a Crime, in any man, that pretendeth to the administration of his own private businesse; much lesse in them that undertake a publique charge; because they pretend to the Reason, upon the want whereof they would ground their Excuse.†   (source)
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