Academic 5: excuse, eye, face, house, husband

1. excuse

– Part Of Speech: verb
– Meaning: Seek to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offence); try to justify.
– Example:
+ he did nothing to hide or excuse Jacob’s cruelty
+ Now, I’m not for a minute going to excuse those crimes.
+ The prosecution suggested she had manufactured and exaggerated the abuse to excuse murder.
+ It is a power in the Court to excuse breaches of trust.
+ If I so glibly excused the murder of children, I wouldn’t be able to stand my own reflection either.
+ I don’t mean to excuse the crimes committed in the name of anticommunism.
+ To excuse sin as sickness is a tempting way to avoid responsibility.
+ He does not make himself anonymous by excusing his errors and sins as functions of inauspicious circumstances or bad social influences.
+ There are prisoners from Louisiana excusing their crimes by blaming boredom.

2. eye

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: Each of a pair of globular organs of sight in the head of humans and vertebrate animals.
– Example:
+ my cat is blind in one eye
+ closing her eyes, she tried to relax
+ Hold the mirrors of the homemade apparatus close to the eyes and see the left eye in the right mirror and vice versa.
+ Glaucoma is a disease in which pressure in the eye slowly damages the optic nerve.
+ Malignant melanoma can also affect the choroid of the eye, the layer just under the retina.
+ It can result from a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect the eye.
+ We learnt about the priorities between getting in the harvest or losing the sight of an eye in the Third World.
+ The lens of the human eye is a stiff gel of transparent protein, inside an elastic capsule.
+ They believe the optic nerve in short sighted eyes might be more vulnerable to computer stress.

3. face

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: The front part of a person’s head from the forehead to the chin, or the corresponding part in an animal.
– Example:
+ she was scarlet in the face and perspiring profusely
+ His eyes were a solid dark blue, and his face showed the beginning signs of middle age.
+ Standing in his way was a tall man with long dark hair, his face hidden in the shadows of the hood of his black robes.
+ I brushed her long dark hair from her face and caressed her cheek in an effort to calm her.
+ Emily buried her face into her pillow and started to drift off to sleep.
+ Their weathered faces, full of character, look down upon Lee as he fixes a bridle.
+ A large body of research has found that we perceive faces that are closer to the average as more beautiful than distinctive faces.
+ The face is characteristically square or broad with a short neck, often giving a squat appearance.
+ She had curly cherry red hair that framed her porcelain doll face.

4. house

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A building for human habitation, especially one that consists of a ground floor and one or more upper storeys
– Example:
+ I believe that he might later have gone to lodge at a house in Upper Church Street, Bath, with two of his sisters.
+ Then here were a great many houses; human habitations, full of the mysteries of life at every stage of it.
+ On the other side of the road are normal, two storey houses.
+ A loft extension in particular creates an instant extra storey to the house.
+ Prices of houses have soared; building costs are going through the roof.
+ Inside, the house is on three storeys, with the ground floor including a drawing room, study and dining room.
+ Land beside Blue Bridge Lane, currently a redundant building, would have 24 three storey houses built on it.
+ Following the fire, investigators found traces of an accelerant in the badly damaged ground floor of the house.

5. husband

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A married man considered in relation to his spouse.
– Example:
+ she and her husband are both retired
+ As she walked away, talking quietly to her husband, I couldn’t help but feel a bit envious.
+ Lots of husbands and wives have their own special song that reminds them of each other.
+ He is a husband of 13 years and a father of three children.
+ In such households husbands are often abroad for long periods.
+ They obtained letters attesting to her good character and to the often-violent disposition of her late husband Eric.
+ For me, it’s about being a better husband, a better father, a better employer.
+ Unfortunately, she lost her husband to cancer.
+ My husband has added many pots of flowers and foliage to the existing garden.

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