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ik sten yooh ay ting

  • v  lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  • s  partially excusing or justifying
    extenuating circumstances

  • But there were extenuating circumstances, some having to do with the belief that the God of the Old Testament was not the ultimate God, that this world is not what it seems and .
  • Stevie could cite extenuating circumstances.
  • But last week, after deliberating 2 hours, the nine-man military tribunal found "extenuating circumstances" and sentenced Salan not to death but to life imprisonment.

  • Dick Pound in Bloomberg
    He needs to be banned for up to life,Pound told Five Live radio. "There may be some extenuating circumstances to come out, but I think if he just continues to come out with some bland denial that `I never did anything, I can't imagine how...
  • Jim Tressel in ESPN
    From what I gather, Tyler didn't have much to do with what happened,Tressel told reporters. "Would I be privy to talk about the whys and the wherefores? No, because there are extenuating circumstances that are ongoing. Needless to say,...
  • Matt Blunt in Beatrice Daily Sun
    The extenuating circumstance of damaged levees makes the state more vulnerable to flood damages from the spring floodingin 2008, Blunt wrote.

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