Excuse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit.

2. (v. t.) To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable, and to overlook; as, we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary circumstances appear to justify it.

3. (v. t.) To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon.

4. (v. t.) To free from an impending obligation or duty; hence, to disengage; to dispense with; to release by favor; also, to remit by favor; not to exact; as, to excuse a forfeiture.

5. (v. t.) To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for.

6. (n.) The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation.

7. (v. t.) That which is offered as a reason for being excused; a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or irregular deportment; apology; as, an excuse for neglect of duty; excuses for delay of payment.

8. (v. t.) That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fault.

Greek
379. anapologetos -- without excuse
... without excuse. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: anapologetos Phonetic
Spelling: (an-ap-ol-og'-ay-tos) Short Definition: indefensible, inexcusable ...
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3868. paraiteomai -- to beg from, to beg off
... from, to beg off. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: paraiteomai Phonetic Spelling:
(par-ahee-teh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I make excuse, refuse, reject ...
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4392. prophasis -- a pretense
... a pretense. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: prophasis Phonetic Spelling:
(prof'-as-is) Short Definition: a pretext, an excuse Definition: a ...
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156. aitia -- cause, reason
... Noun, Feminine Transliteration: aitia Phonetic Spelling: (ahee-tee'-a) Short Definition:
a cause, reason, charge Definition: a cause, reason, excuse; a charge ...
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4284. proecho -- to hold before
... Transliteration: proecho Phonetic Spelling: (pro-ekh-om-ahee) Short Definition:
I excel, surpass Definition: trans: I hold before; mid: I excuse myself; intrans ...
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626. apologeomai -- to give an account of oneself, hence to defend ...
... from a compound of apo and logos; to give an account (legal plea) of oneself, ie
Exculpate (self) -- answer (for self), make defence, excuse (self), speak for ...
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Strong's Hebrew
994a. bi -- I pray, excuse me
... 994, 994a. bi. 994b . I pray, excuse me. Transliteration: bi Short Definition:
Oh. Word Origin from bayay Definition I pray, excuse ...
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994. biy -- I pray, excuse me
... 993, 994. biy. 994a . I pray, excuse me. Transliteration: biy Phonetic
Spelling: (bee) Short Definition: alas. alas, O, oh Perhaps ...
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Library

A Common Mistake and Lame Excuse
... THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL A COMMON MISTAKE AND LAME EXCUSE. '... He prophesieth
of the times that are far off.'"Ezekiel 12:27. Human ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/a common mistake and lame.htm

Let this be My Excuse to the Learned World...
... Address 142: Let this be my excuse to the learned world� Let this be my
excuse to the learned world, for owning no school of wisdom ...
/.../address 142 0 0 let this be.htm

Ep. cxxiii. To Excuse Himself for Postponing his Acceptance of an ...
... Ep. CXXIII. To excuse himself for postponing his acceptance of an invitation.�
(To excuse himself for postponing his acceptance of an invitation.) ...
/.../cyril/select letters of saint gregory nazianzen/ep cxxiii to excuse himself.htm

Of Abbot Chæremon and his Excuse About the Teaching which we ...
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter IV. Of Abbot Chæremon and his
excuse about the teaching which we asked for. And so the ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter iv of abbot chaeremon.htm

Of Our Answer to his Excuse.
... The Conferences of John Cassian. Chapter V. Of our answer to his excuse.
At this we were overwhelmed with no slight confusion and ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter v of our answer.htm

Whether Certain Blessings are Necessary in Order to Excuse ...
... variously rendered marriage goods, marriage blessings, and advantages of marriage.]
Whether certain blessings are necessary in order to excuse marriage? ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether certain blessings are necessary.htm

He Shows that Ignorance Affords no Such Excuse as Shall Free the ...
... A Treatise on grace and free will, Chapter 5."He Shows that Ignorance Affords No
Such Excuse as Shall Free the Offender from Punishment; But that to Sin with ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 5 he shows that ignorance.htm

And Some Indeed, who are Used to Excuse their Own Sins...
... Section 14. And some indeed, who are used to excuse their own sins� 14.
And some indeed, who are used to excuse their own sins ...
//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/on continence/section 14 and some indeed.htm

Sinners are Convicted when Attempting to Excuse Themselves by ...
... A Treatise on grace and free will, Chapter 3."Sinners are Convicted When Attempting
to Excuse Themselves by Blaming God, Because They Have Free Will. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 3 sinners are convicted when.htm

Why did He not Take his Wife Along?
... it. But the third man's excuse was the most ridiculous of them all. "I ... The
fact was, he did not want to go. A Good Excuse. If you ...
/.../moody/moodys anecdotes and illustrations/why did he not take.htm

Thesaurus
Excuse (13 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable,
and to overlook; as, we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary ...
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Color (18 Occurrences)
... water colors. 5. (n.) That which covers or hides the real character of anything;
semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance. 6. (n.) Shade ...
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Cloak (73 Occurrences)
... and by women. 2. (n.) That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse;
a fair pretense; a mask; a cover. 3. (vt) To cover ...
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Guilty (131 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have
had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. (See NIV). ...
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Nature (80 Occurrences)
... perfections--namely His eternal power and divine nature--have been rendered
intelligible and clearly visible by His works, so that these men are without excuse...
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Qualities (7 Occurrences)
... of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made,
even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse. ...
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Visible (12 Occurrences)
... of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made,
even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse. ...
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Natures (12 Occurrences)
... Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures;
but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love. (WEY). ...
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Needs (85 Occurrences)
... prophet perish out of Jerusalem. (DBY). Luke 14:18 And they all with one
consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I ...
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Namely (81 Occurrences)
... perfections--namely His eternal power and divine nature--have been rendered
intelligible and clearly visible by His works, so that these men are without excuse...
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Concordance
Excuse (13 Occurrences)

Luke 14:18
They all as one began to make excuses. "The first said to him,'I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.'
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 14:19
"Another said,'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have me excused.'
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 15:22
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 1:20
For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 2:1
Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are who judge. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things.
(WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 2:15
in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying with them, and their thoughts among themselves accusing or else excusing them)
(See RSV)

2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Galatians 5:13
You however, brethren, were called to freedom. Only do not turn your freedom into an excuse for giving way to your lower natures; but become bondservants to one another in a spirit of love.
(WEY)

Philippians 3:4
although I myself might have some excuse for confidence in outward ceremonies. If any one else claims a right to trust in them, far more may I:
(WEY)

1 Timothy 5:14
I would therefore have the younger women marry, bear children, rule in domestic matters, and furnish the Adversary with no excuse for slander.
(WEY)

1 Peter 2:16
Be free men, and yet do not make your freedom an excuse for base conduct, but be God's bondservants.
(WEY)

Jude 1:4
For certain persons have crept in unnoticed--men spoken of in ancient writings as pre-destined to this condemnation--ungodly men, who pervert the grace of our God into an excuse for immorality, and disown Jesus Christ, our only Sovereign and Lord.
(WEY)

Psalms 25:3
Yes, no one who waits for you shall be shamed. They shall be shamed who deal treacherously without cause.
(See NIV)

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