self-justification

NOUN
  1. a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
    he kept finding excuses to stay
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How To Use self-justification In A Sentence

  • When they eventually returned to base, Neville was full of self-justification. MOONDROP TO MURDER
  • I have for years, during the life of the insinuator, held such self-justification unworthy of me; now even decency demands silence. The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete
  • It is the picaresque story of an Irish adventurer who unconsciously reveals his villainy while attempting self-justification.
  • He wrote a long and detailed account of Nelson's death, partly in self-justification, to say he did everything he could to save the country's number one hero.
  • Their real skills are in playing politics, going to meetings, wandering around giving orders, self-justification and backstabbing.
  • Pareto was more convinced that authority is simply a matter of fraud rather than self-justification by the elite.
  • With two complicit systems of self-justification and self-fulfilling incomprehension reinforcing the divide, is there any way forward?
  • Even if they wrote their thoughts down in their memoirs, you don't know if these were just self-serving lies made up as post facto self-justification for a place in history.
  • The battle scenes are suitably bloodthirsty and chaotic, but they are balanced by scenes of self-justification and soul-searching.
  • Fortunately for my peace of mind, which you might call self-justification, satisfied reactions to reviews vastly outnumber the rest.
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