Were such a man once more to fall, what plea could be urged in extenuation
of his crime?
I hope this history of my conduct towards her will be admitted by you and my father as great extenuation
of what you saw amiss.
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.
Yet she recollected that she had refused to admit this plea on a recent occasion when Jane Carpenter had advanced it in extenuation
of having called a fellow-student a liar.
I remember, when I was once interceding with the emperor for a criminal who had wronged his master of a great sum of money, which he had received by order and ran away with; and happening to tell his majesty, by way of extenuation
, that it was only a breach of trust, the emperor thought it monstrous in me to offer as a defence the greatest aggravation of the crime; and truly I had little to say in return, farther than the common answer, that different nations had different customs; for, I confess, I was heartily ashamed.
Then your charitable speeches may find vent; then you may remember and pity the toil and the struggle and the failure; then you may give due honour to the work achieved; then you may find extenuation
for errors, and may consent to bury them.
The circumstances of his marriage, too, were found to admit of much extenuation
He had to smile at that; but in extenuation
of his act he assured me that it was quite customary for prime ministers to give their personal attention to the building of imperial navies; "and this," he said, "is the imperial navy of his Serene Highness, David I, Emperor of the Federated Kingdoms of Pellucidar.
It is because I love you so, Virginia," he hastened to urge in extenuation
of his suggested disloyalty.
Forgive me, and let the greatness and the purity of my love for you plead in extenuation
of my act.
But she doesn't look it," he thought in extenuation
and was going to say something more to her about the lighting of that flare when another voice was heard in the companion, saying some indistinct words.
She turned white in the face, and drew her breath through her teeth in a savage sort of way; - but she offered no extenuation
or defence; and with a kind of shameless calmness - shocking indeed to witness in one so young - as good as told me that my remonstrance was unavailing, and my pastoral advice quite thrown away upon her - nay, that my very presence was displeasing while I spoke such things.