EXTENUATE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of extenuate
Definition:
v. weaken; lessen or attempt to lessen seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses
Example:
It is easier for us to extenuate our own shortcomings than those of others.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
Gummidge was overcome in a similar manner during the remainder of our stay (which happened some few times), he always said the same thing in extenuation of the circumstance, and always with the tenderest commiseration.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
Some time afterwards, caught in the gearing of one of those mysterious adventures in which passion plays a part, a catastrophe in which French justice sees extenuating circumstances, and in which English justice sees only death, Barthelemy was hanged.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Miss Bennet was the only creature who could suppose there might be any extenuating circumstances in the case, unknown to the society of Hertfordshire; her mild and steady candour always pleaded for allowances, and urged the possibility of mistakes�but by everybody else Mr.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context