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- 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)
There are no more uses of "extenuating" in Great Expectations.
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