Rather, he was looking for an excuse not to believe them.
"If you'll excuse me," Darian said.
Though she came upon the count in his dressing gown every day, he invariably became confused and begged her to excuse his costume.
Excuse me for saying so, but you have no sense about women.
I have no excuse for my rudeness.
His excuse for going to Columbia had been that they needed money.
She wasn't going to give him an excuse to attack her.
I jump at any excuse to visit the high country.
"Excuse me, General," interrupted Kutuzov, also turning to Prince Andrew.
"Excuse me, sis," she said, rising.
If you're gonna discuss the Dawkins, I'd best excuse myself.
Would you believe he covers up with the excuse that he's saving himself for one special girl?
Perhaps at another time Denisov would not have left the regiment for so slight a wound, but now he took advantage of it to excuse himself from appearing at the staff and went into hospital.
Only excuse me, my dear fellow, I'll give you twenty thousand and a note of hand for eighty thousand as well.
Fred, who had tagged along, beat a hasty retreat downstairs, making the excuse of a trip to the library.
Mrs. Thompson loves an excuse to eat cake.
I thought a daughter was just an excuse to declare war on everyone.