from the perspective of B先生

A「うわっ、B先生! 寝てないですよ! ちょっと速いまばたきをしてたんです! だから端から見ると目をつぶっていていかにも寝ているように見えますけど――」



i find it hard to derive a relevant meaning from "よくこれだけの言い訳が出るものだ"as a whole

At this moment, in a way, i admire how he often only makes these excuses?



だけ can mean "extent", "amount", as well as "only". これだけ here means "this extent" "this amount" "this much", not "only this".

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よく here is not "often". よく, or よくも, can express "How dare you...!" with a blaming or ironical tone.

It's often followed by potential 「~(ら)れる」「~できる」 and exclamatory 「ね」「な(あ)」「ものだ」 etc. For example:

よくそんなことが言えるな。 How dare you say such a thing.


The もの(だ) at the end expresses exclamation or surprise. See #1 in this post:

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You'd parse the sentence this way:


[咄嗟]{とっさ}に "promptly" "at once" or "right away" modifies (言い訳が)出る, "excuses come out (of one's mouth)", not 感心した.

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