A little delay on his side might be very excusable
We misunderstood each other: he believed me more to blame than I really was; I considered his interference less excusable
than I now find it.
It was excusable
to the driver of the motor that he misinterpreted it.
Kulan Tith looked first at me and then at Thuvan Dihn, as though to ask our judgment upon the man, but the error was so evidently excusable
that neither of us had any mind to see the young officer suffer for a mistake that any might readily have made.
We are excusable
for getting a little tangled as to time.
And on the strength of peccadillos, reprehensible in an author, but excusable
in a son, the Anglo-Saxon race is accused of prudishness, humbug, pretentiousness, deceit, cunning, and bad cooking.
This last fact could, of course, reflect nothing but credit upon the general; and yet, though unquestionably a sagacious man, he had his own little weaknesses-very excusable
ones,--one of which was a dislike to any allusion to the above circumstance.
Kutuzov was a traitor, and Prince Vasili during the visits of condolence paid to him on the occasion of his daughter's death said of Kutuzov, whom he had formerly praised (it was excusable
for him in his grief to forget what he had said), that it was impossible to expect anything else from a blind and depraved old man.
Rosamond, in fact, was entirely occupied not exactly with Tertius Lydgate as he was in himself, but with his relation to her; and it was excusable
in a girl who was accustomed to hear that all young men might, could, would be, or actually were in love with her, to believe at once that Lydgate could be no exception.
But we were alone, and I thought that the circumstances might make it excusable
A fellow has the right to make love to her unless she's your--well, perhaps it was an error after all, due to ignorance, perfectly excusable
, on my part.
As I had anticipated, when I came to a conclusion, and consequently allowed her an opportunity of saying a few words, she affected to be extremely shocked and surprised at hearing of the nature of her master's pursuits, and reproached me in terms of the most vehement and virtuous indignation for incurring the guilt of abetting them, even though I had done so from the very excusable
motive of saving my own life.
Now,' he thought to himself, with an excusable
sense of triumph, 'let the whole family come here if they like
four kinds of homocide: felonious, excusable
, justifiable, and
Among the curious developments of human stupidity which occasionally present themselves to view, surely the least excusable
is the stupidity which, to this day, persists in wondering why the Scotch succeed so well in life!