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 Meanings and Examples of EXTENUATE
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extenuate
 v.  weaken; lessen or attempt to lessen seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses
Classic Sentence:
1  Impostor," repeated Villefort; "certainly, madame, you appear to extenuate some cases, and exaggerate others.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
2  It would avail me nothing to extenuate it now.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
3  "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.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V
4  "I shall bring that forward as an extenuating circumstance," replied Eugenie.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 97. The Departure for Belgium.
5  "There will be extenuating circumstances," he replied.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
6  On these three considerations alone is based the conception of irresponsibility for crimes and the extenuating circumstances admitted by all legislative codes.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
7  There is here a sort of delicacy of the divine justice, hesitating to let loose upon the illustrious usurper the formidable historian, sparing Caesar Tacitus, and according extenuating circumstances to genius.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
8  I sometimes thought of standing my trial, for, although I could not deny the facts alleged in the several articles, yet I hoped they would admit of some extenuation.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII.
9  The circumstances of his marriage, too, were found to admit of much extenuation.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
10  He appeared, and confirmed the whole account: but with much more advantage to the captain, whose modesty had extenuated or concealed a great part of his merit.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VIII.
Example Sentence:
1  It is easier for us to extenuate our own shortcomings than those of others.