We should not be ashamed to talk about abortion or apologetic for defending our rights.
apologetic rogue is a role more familiar to husbands (like Rupert Sanders) who want to stay out of court.
Cramer was almost incoherent by this point, cringing and apologetic.
I would rather have more people like the original, now apologetic tweeter than those threatening him, “defending” people like me.
But for a full day, there was nothing but apologetic reassurances over the loudspeaker.
"The lady without it, at present," I said, with an apologetic smile for my rather grim jest.
Again Bosambo carried his spears to a killing, and again was met by an apologetic N'gori.
Candace could do nothing but look as apologetic as she felt.
From their apologetic tone it was evident that he had liberally rewarded them.
“Halt a moment,” said the invalid, in a weak voice and with an apologetic smile.
1640s, "vindicatory," from French apologétique, from Latin apologeticus, from Greek apologetikos "defensible," from apologeisthai (see apology). Meaning "regretfully acknowledging failure" is from 1855. As a noun, "formal defense," from early 15c. Related: Apologetics (c.1753).