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extenuate

to represent an offence or fault as being less serious than it appears, as by showing mitigating circumstances.
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A statement on the Feline Good website said: "It is with heavy hearts that we announce that, due to unforeseen extenuating circumstances, Feline Good is now closed with immediate effect."
"A clearly-worded clause in the code of practice on extenuating circumstances would confirm that students are able to seek academic support from a welfare or personal tutor, ensuring their academic performance will not suffer while they begin their recovery."
There were, however, extenuating circumstances as Sean Levey's partner lost ground at the start and also encountered trouble in running.
"We operate an industry-leading audited appeals process as detailed on the parking charge notice and encourage individuals to appeal if they feel there are extenuating circumstances.
I did have quite a few non-runners following my morphine positive, but there were extenuating circumstances for that and I can't actually remember the last time I self-certified one of my horses."
According to NCUA Director of Examination and Insurance Larry Fazio, the 84 credit unions were also given a third option: "Request reconsideration of the CMP due to an extenuating circumstance."
The woman is mother of many children, which is considered extenuating circumstance.
Criminal case law is replete with examples of extenuating circumstances cited as reasons for lesser, or at least non-lethal, punishment.
Students are competing for jobs and they need as good a degree as they can get and so if they under-perform due to extenuating circumstances they want that opportunity to improve." The details were released by nine Welsh universities follow-ing a series of Freedom of Information requests submitted by the Western Mail.
Gio didn't elaborate on the "extenuating factors," but Whispers surmises they might have something to do with those unpaid taxes and other debt.
"It's extenuating circumstances and whereas he wasn't the one to have the child, it's still a big day for any man, so we've tried to give him a bit of space.
It's a quick procedure that is less traumatic to the patient and the procedure of choice unless there are extenuating circumstances.