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extenuating
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  • But the results, we know, were not of a kind to warrant this extenuation of the past.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (15% in)

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