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- "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.Book Six — 1808-10 (14% in)
- On these three considerations alone is based the conception of irresponsibility for crimes and the extenuating circumstances admitted by all legislative codes.Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (95% in)
There are no more uses of "extenuating" in War and Peace.
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