Which preposition to use with excusing

for Occurrences 1215%

Ordinarily officers of the U.S. Navy do not scuttle on deck like a crowd of curious schoolgirls, but all hands had been keyed to a high pitch over the elusive light, and the bet with Edwards now served as an excuse for the betrayal of unusual eagerness.

of Occurrences 131%

"You had the excuse of the old plantation and the sister" The Boy sat up suddenly, a little annoyed.

from Occurrences 109%

If any healthy member of the home is excused from at least some form of active work, he will inevitably be a shirker when he grows up.

to Occurrences 67%

I sent for John Burke, our business manager, and showing him the telegram, told him that I would play the first act, and making a proper excuse to the audience, I would then take the nine o'clock train that same evening for Rochester, leaving him to play out my part.

in Occurrences 59%

" "Well, Hill," said Rolfe, resuming his severe official tone; "all this does not excuse in any way your conduct in coming over here and forcing your way into the house in defiance of the police; opening this desk, and prying about for private papers that don't concern you.

about Occurrences 15%

He made some excuse about its not looking very steady, and appeared to be just setting it right, and Lili-Tsee pretended there was nothing out of the common in his putting the vase straight.

on Occurrences 13%

All these crimes of omission and commission are excused on the plea that it was all due to human nature, and that what can be blamed on human nature in general can be blamed on no one in particular.

as Occurrences 11%

"Same excuse as you.

with Occurrences 10%

I then thought that my last night's riot was no more than such a social excess as may happen without much moral blame; and recollected that some physicians maintained, that a fever produced by it was, upon the whole, good for health: so different are our reflections on the same subject, at different periods; and such the excuses with which we palliate what we know to be wrong.

by Occurrences 7%

Phelan descended the iron stairs to bring up the prisoner, while Tutt to prevent a scene invented an excuse by which he lured Rosalina to the first floor of the building.

than Occurrences 7%

"I have been asked to administer a troop reprimand to a member of the patrol of the Silver Foxes for absenting himself throughout the day from urgent troop duties with no better excuse than a desire to play baseball.

at Occurrences 7%

Caesar readily grants them pardon and receives their excuse at the request of the Aedui; because he thought that the summer season was one for an impending war, not for an investigation.

into Occurrences 3%

He remembered his joy when he had slipped on some excuse into the Seniors' garden: "Ah!

without Occurrences 2%

As for us old soldiers of emancipation, who have not ceased to combat for it for twenty years and more, at the tribunal and elsewhere, we shall be excused without doubt for seeing in the triumph of our American friends something else than a subject of lamentation.

against Occurrences 2%

On July 24th, the day after the Austrian note was presented, he was so little acquainted with the true state of affairs, that speaking privately he told Sir Edward Grey 'that a reply favourable on some points must be sent at once by Servia, so that an excuse against immediate action might be afforded to Austria'.

under Occurrences 2%

A chill thought, not without excuse under the circumstances and in this vague light, raced along his nerves.

after Occurrences 2%

And so, reluctantly rejecting one cloudy excuse after another, he clearly focussed the antagonism between his relations to Ethel and his immediate ambitions.

through Occurrences 1%

I am too softDoctor, too soft; and people get excused through menay, go through life without an attempt made upon them, that ought not to be excused.

until Occurrences 1%

A jury was impaneled, Bently among them; the balance of the panel was excused until two o'clock; the court room was cleared of loafers; the judge perused the indictment with a practised eye; Tom Hingman rose again, wheezed and grinned at the embattled jury; and the mill of justice began to grind.

himselffor Occurrences 1%

Instinctively, and without pausing to reflect how he should excuse himselffor if he had, he could not have done ithe placed the instrument to his mouth, and lustily blew it: and then, terrified at his temerity, and its probable consequences, rushed into the house, and up the stairs, again to his master.

ou Occurrences 1%

39. N'employez pas vn an à vostre preface, & en certaines longues excuses ou ceremonies, en disant, Monsieur: excusez-moy!

out Occurrences 1%

Yea, his obviating of objections, and taking all excuses out of their mouth, maketh the case plain and manifest, so that such as will not come are left without excuse, and have no impediment lying in the way but their own unwillingness.

between Occurrences 1%

The speaking of the whole truth at all times and to everybody could have neither justification nor excuse between man and man.

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