"It was a small estate that brought in no profit," replied Prince Andrew, trying to extenuate
his action so as not to irritate the old man uselessly.
Da Souza entered presently, apologetic and abject, prepared at the same time to extenuate
"In the several debates upon this impeachment, it must be confessed that his majesty gave many marks of his great lenity; often urging the services you had done him, and endeavouring to extenuate
If there were any thing to extenuate
this breach of decorum by Maria, it was the manner in which it was effected.
(28) Aphrodite extenuates
her disgrace by claiming that the race of Anchises is almost divine, as is shown in the persons of Ganymedes and Tithonus.