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extenuating
used in Antony and Cleopatra

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Definition
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  • 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.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Alexandria. A Room in the Monument (36% in)

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