apology

All Noun
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  • Then give him just what you give John, and make no apologies. Cited from The Secret of a Happy Home (1896), by Marion Harland
  • He made no apologies -- but took as his divine right all that he needed. Cited from Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers, by Elbert Hubbard
  • The article was taken down soon after and replaced with an apology.
  • My apologies for doing this, but you will understand why I did it. Cited from A College Girl, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • This led to him having to make apologies every half an hour for his next two shows once he returned.
  • Then you are of my own blood -- but there is no need of apologies. Cited from Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories, by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • He looked rather excited and out of himself as he entered with many apologies. Cited from The Road to Mandalay, by B. M. Croker (Bithia Mary Croker)
  • Two weeks later, he made a public apology for the disorder he created.
  • Our female schools are but poor apologies for the purposes of mind-culture and soul-development. Cited from Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women, by George Sumner Weaver
  • It has been said about her that she is the only artist to paint women without apology.
  • And, as it turned out, her apology did go into effect.
  • Now I must go and make my apologies to your mother. Cited from Roger Ingleton, Minor, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • He then issued an apology for the lyrics through his record company.
  • No matter how she saw it he could offer no explanations or apologies. Cited from Steve Yeager, by William MacLeod Raine
  • Thank him, with apologies for taking him so much out of his way. Cited from Punch, Vol. 102, June 11, 1892, Ed. by Francis Burnand
  • I have lived too long to be served by apologies, or to stand in need of them. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12), by Burke
  • He came, as he said, to offer me his deep apologies. Cited from Foe-Farrell, by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The ladies start talking about all the apologies they've received from men.
  • Church leaders in Australia called on the Australian government to offer a similar apology.
  • This apology appeared in various forms in every draft of the book.
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Meaning of apology

  • noun An expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
    he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess
  • noun A formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
  • noun A poor example
    it was an apology for a meal, a poor excuse for an automobile