there can be no possible excuse for any further delay
he did nothing to hide or excuse Jacob's cruelty
He felt betrayal, he felt used and most of all he felt stupid and embarrassed especially for buying such an expensive gift for this poor excuse of a woman.
However, there's also a statutory defence for the defence to show that they had a reasonable excuse for failing to turn up.
He figured that if he helped out early enough, they would excuse him out of clean-up duty afterwards.
What was my excuse for being absent the last day?
that pathetic excuse for a man!
Cynics advanced the view that the police attitude was merely an excuse and that the real reason was the fear that the hoped-for field would not materialise.
But it is these days difficult to avoid the tangled mess of geopolitical analysis, so please excuse my taking liberties this week.
"Well, excuse my rudeness, but where's the money you owe me?