Tradition is an explanation for acting without thinking.
You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles -- events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.
Liberal MPPs owe Northern Ontario residents an explanation. The Liberals say they are a strong voice for the North. So why did they vote, en masse, against a resolution to help the North?
I've asked the Health Department to give me an explanation, we need some public accountability.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is planning to request the Chadian ambassador to Khartoum to give an explanation of a decision taken by the Chadian government today for unilaterally breaking off its diplomatic ties with the Sudan.
When a restaurant screws up your order or there are delays, I expect an explanation or an apology for my lost time.
I am baffled by the complete lack of respect shown to Mr. Bell and his family. You owe an explanation to the community and for the effects on his family.
They are trying to extend science from an explanation of the natural world to something beyond that -- by including the supernatural. If you include everything in science, you have included nothing in science.
That, perhaps, is an explanation, but it's not an excuse?and it's not a license to lie.
According to the criteria of human science, the doctor couldn't give an explanation of what happened.
Numerous ambassadors telephoned my office to obtain an explanation.
I do feel perhaps the public is owed an explanation.
The government owes the public an explanation of why they are doling out taxpayers' money elsewhere, rather than spending it on our people and fixing our own problems.
I don't really have an explanation. I'm struggling myself to comprehend what has happened and find a reason for it.
We deserve an explanation, in the very least.
But today, Berlusconi owes an explanation to 8,000 mayors who want to know where money will come from for public services -- day care, the elderly, road works -- everything now financed by the property tax.
I don't have an explanation for today's game. I felt good going into it, but somehow things did not work out.
We have to look for an explanation on why this is happening. We'll study it over the winter. Right now we don't know why, ... If we did, I could adapt to solve the problem.
Immature brain development is not an excuse for juvenile criminal activity, ... (But) it is an explanation which mitigates their culpability. It explains why they should be held accountable and in some cases punished severely, but never as severely as an adult who commits the same crime.
I don't know what the red card was for. They didn't give me much of an explanation. But it put a sense of urgency in our guys that we didn't have before, and we answered the call.
The government of the United States should give an explanation to the people of China.
In seeking rational explanations for irrational acts, an explanation becomes the excuse.
What may be seen as a glorification of terrorism by one person might be seen as an explanation of the causes of terrorism by another person.
It's distressing that so few people in such a high-risk area purchased flood insurance, ... I don't have an explanation for it; I guess they thought they were being smart by saving some money.
shocked, surprised, just like everyone else. I hope there's a reason or an explanation.