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apologies, plural;
  1. A regretful acknowledgment of an offense or failure
    • - we owe you an apology
    • - my apologies for the delay
    • - I make no apologies for supporting that policy
  2. A formal, public statement of regret, such as one issued by a newspaper, government, or other organization
    • - the Prime Minister demanded an apology from the ambassador
  3. Used to express formally one's regret at being unable to attend a meeting or social function
    • - apologies for absence were received from Miss Brown
  4. A very poor or inadequate example of
    • - we were shown into an apology for a bedroom
  5. A reasoned argument or writing in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine
    • - a specious apology for capitalism

  1. an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone; "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
  2. a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
  3. a poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"
  4. (apologize) acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing; "I apologized for being late"; "He apologized for the many typoes"
  5. (apologize) defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
  6. Apology is a made for cable film produced by HBO. The Story is one of crime and suspense in the art community of New York. It starred Leslie Ann Warren and Peter Weller.
  7. Apology is a 2006 short independent film that was released in the USA. It stars Jessi Haddad, Mirjam Novak, Nikki Haddad, Courtney Halverson and Taylor Dooley and was directed by Kyle Collavitti.
  8. Apology is a first run cable film that was first telecast July 27, 1986 on HBO. Based on the artwork of Allan Bridge and the novel he inspired Mr. Apology. It starred Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller and John Glover. ...
  9. Xenophon's Apology (in full Apology of Socrates to the jury (Ἀπολογία Σωκράτους πρὸς τοὺς Δικαστάς) describes Socrates' state of mind at his trial and execution, and especially his view that it was better to die before senility set in than to escape execution by humbling himself before an unjust ...
  10. The Stolen Generations (also Stolen children) is a term used to describe the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective ...
  11. "The Apology" is the 165th episode of the hit NBC sitcom Seinfeld. This was the 9th episode for the 9th and final season. It first aired on December 11, 1997.
  12. An expression of remorse or regret for having said or done something that harmed another: an instance of apologizing (saying that one is sorry); A formal justification, defence
  13. (apologian) Apologist; one who makes an apologia
  14. (apologize) To make an apology or defence; To make an apology or excuse; to acknowledge some fault or offense, with expression of regret for it, by way of amends; To express regret that a certain event has occurred
  15. (APOLOGIZE) to admit that you were wrong; to be sorry
  16. (Apologize) Do not be proud to apologize. Immediately recognize the error and apologize sincerely. This method can easily defuse fights and strengthen the bonds of love.
  17. (apologize) v. to express regret for a mistake or accident for which one accepts responsibility
  18. (apologized) said he or she was sorry
  19. A theological term to describe a contention made in defense of the Christian faith. It is derived from the Greek, APOLOGIA, meaning "a defense in conduct or procedure." Apologetics is the study of this explanation or defense.
  20. An intellectual defense of the Christian faith in either oral or written form.
  21. in a literary sense, a formal statement of justification or defense speech, such as Plato's Apology.
  22. The issue of whether an apology should be given for the atrocity of the transatlantic slave trade has been a dominating and divisive topic during the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade.
  23. A defense or justification in speech or writing, as for a cause or doctrine.
  24. (1) to repeat an insult with variations. (2) the foundation for a future offense.
  25. someone who has let you know that they can't make it to the meeting.