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extenuating
used in Great Expectations

2 uses
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Definition
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  • 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.
    Chapter 43 (5% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 15 (80% in)

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