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Use "excusing" in a sentence
"In my view, the notions that you espouse are the ultimate in excusing irresponsible conduct."
"Here, perhaps, the entire lack of common-sense on the part of the hero would serve rather as a warning than a stimulating example, but the conduct of the wife in excusing the errors of her foolish husband is a model of resourcefulness."
"I had great difficulty in excusing myself from being of the party, which would have given me very serious concern."