How to use extenuate in a sentence

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The diminutive professor looks pensive, and tries to extenuate his anguish with a shot at dark, gallows humour.
Nor is he the victim of injustice or ingratitude that might extenuate, though not excuse, his later crimes.
She uses large sweeping movements and has brought in rich fabrics to extenuate her movements.
Kavanagh never apologises for him, nor does she try to extenuate his frequently brutal behaviour.
Michaels damaged his character fatally by choosing to extenuate, or perhaps by forgetting about, Rigoletto's physical deformity.
I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds.
The apology made clear that he believed that nothing — not the exigencies of war, any prior crimes by others, or any legal amnesty — could extenuate the wrongs he had done.
They can still extenuate imperfections, pimples or moles, especially if you have dry skin, which a cream or liquid foundation is less apt to do because it hydrates.
The defense made by the prisoner's counsel did rather aggravate than extenuate his crime.
Examples from Classical Literature
If this plea cannot establish my innocence, it must excuse or at least extenuate my guilt.
They attempted to extenuate their crimes by the hardships they had suffered, but in vain.
Whatever tends to extenuate the guilt of other sins, is an aggravation of this.
In such circumstances, I cannot seek to extenuate any of my faults or follies.
What is it to extenuate, and how does that word compare with palliate?
I do not extenuate my own offences, but I will not criminate others.
There was a vindictiveness in these crimes which no plea can extenuate.
These may extenuate though they cannot justify the crime I have committed.
Above disguise, above art, above attempting to extenuate a failing.
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