Much of the coverage honed in on Romney's substance free "No apologies" criticism and its effect on political polls.
Armstrong acknowledged he has lifetime of apologies ahead, and some will be especially hard.
Pakistani police make no apologies of monitoring Student Biryani or the “Mosque of the Way of the Trusted One.”
My apologies to the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
apologies, tea partiers, but John Roberts really did stick us with government health care!
I have no apologies to make for this position, I take it proudly.
I make no apologies for my delay, however, and I do not pretend to feel any remorse about it.
apologies only account for the evil which they cannot alter!
They have smoked the sanctum very blue, and are full of apologies.
And not once, in all Bertram's apologies, had he referred to them—those words he had uttered.
early 15c., "defense, justification," from Late Latin apologia, from Greek apologia "a speech in defense," from apologeisthai "to speak in one's defense," from apologos "an account, story," from apo- "from, off" (see apo-) + logos "speech" (see lecture (n.)).
The original English sense of "self-justification" yielded a meaning "frank expression of regret for wrong done," first recorded 1590s, but this was not the main sense until 18c. The old sense tends to emerge in Latin form apologia (first attested in English 1784), especially since J.H. Newman's "Apologia pro Vita Sua" (1864).