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alibi - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'alibi' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Alibi [ n.]
- The plea or mode of defense under which a person on trial for a crime proves or attempts to prove that he was in another place when the alleged act was committed; as, to set up an alibi; to prove an alibi.

Meaning of 'alibi' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . alibi [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
Example in sentence:
  • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job;
  • he kept finding excuses to stay;
  • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable