- apollonius dyscolus,
- apollonius of perga,
- apollonius of rhodes,
- apologia pro vita sua,
Origin of apologetic
Examples from the Web for apologetic
If anything, he is apologetic that he is being distracted with incoming emails about it.Dinner With James Deen During Porn’s Latest HIV Scare|Emily Shire|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would rather have more people like the original, now apologetic tweeter than those threatening him, “defending” people like me.
When she met her agents, Neubauer says, they were concerned and apologetic.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes, the people around me shake their heads and sigh, giving me apologetic looks.
But mixed with that portion of truth is a larger portion of polemic and apologetic.
I shall not proceed further to urge that the Christian apologetic in relation to biology has been successful.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
"I think five hundred pounds would clear me," he said in an apologetic tone.Harding of Allenwood|Harold Bindloss
To one of its last stanzas Crabbe attached an apologetic note, one of the most remarkable ever penned.Crabbe, (George)|Alfred Ainger
An apologetic tendency is perceptible in the Gospel account, and this may help to explain the rise of unhistorical elements.The Churches and Modern Thought|Philip Vivian
"Yes," said Andrew in an apologetic tone, and started off on his favorite hobby.Johnstone of the Border|Harold Bindloss
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).