She later issued an apology “for being insulting or ignorant.”
They apologized for “poor judgment,” then essentially retracted the apology by claiming Wolf's aide was provoked.
Debra gave the deputy what she described as a letter of apology that Alex had written the night before.
ABC's George Stephanopoulos played along too, saying "we've heard some say that this was an apology tour."
But there's one group that shouldn't hold its breath for a Weiner apology: Palestinians.
It was the apology of the old school for the new era of sport.
The father was not deceived, though he accepted the apology.
Ample opportunity was given for explanation and apology for the insult.
My apology is based upon the error under which I was laboring.
It will, at the same time, furnish the apology for my not answering you from Philadelphia.
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).