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Letter "E" » excused
«He had a Puritan conscience and an Episcopalian sense of sin. The first pricked at him persistently, the second was excused through public piety.»
«No one ever excused his way to success.»
«At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.»
Author: Eric Idle
, of value
«No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.»
«Neon shines through smokey eyes tonight, It's 2 AM, I'm drunk again, It's heavy on my mind...Excused me please, one more drink, Could you make it strong cause i don't need to think»
«'My doctor says that I have a malformed public duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre,' he muttered to himself, 'and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.'»
Author: Douglas Adams
, Doctor Who
, moral duty
«And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.»
«And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.»
«I know certain actors are totally screwed up on drugs, yet it gets covered up. Why wasn't I excused for 'exhaustion' or 'the flu'?»