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Please excuse my untidy handwriting.
I hope you’ll excuse us for leaving so early.
I know he’s over 70, but that doesn’t excuse his sexist attitudes.
You’re excused from doing the washing-up tonight.
Excuse me, but there’s a phone call for you.
Excuse me for a moment – I have to make a phone call.
This is the British English definition of excuse. View American English definition of excuse.