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alibi

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalibial‧i‧bi /ˈæləbaɪ/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 PROVEsomething that proves that someone was not where a crime happened and therefore could not have done ita perfect/cast-iron/unshakeable etc alibi 🔊 He had a perfect alibi and the police let him go.2 REASONan excuse for something you have failed to do or have done wrong
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alibiWhen an alibi was produced, they said the offence took place in May 1992.An excellent alibi, too: no one would question the word of the esteemed Professor Summerlee.And it was my lies to the police which had given him his non-existent alibi.But he also walked through the 17-year history of his relationship with Nicole and every last detail of his alibi.Nor did he review his alibi in any detail.According to Ken Harris, she has a cast-iron alibi.But it gives Tom an unimpeachable alibi.had ... alibiScamp had an airtight alibi, naturally, but then again young Leakey never said who exactly had done it.
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