an apology, as in defense or justification of a belief, idea, etc.
Literature. a work written as an explanation or justification of one's motives, convictions, or acts.
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How to use apologia in a sentence
Going back to his books of prison letters —a recommended reading for anyone, no matter what your political thoughts were — none of this is an apologia for the worst of what happened with the revolution or him.
Simmons has perfected what you might call the exposé-as-apologia.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football? | Steve Almond | September 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Submit to his apologia for Murmelstein, or chalk this up to a case of a filmmaker courting controversy?Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’ | Jimmy So | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Newsflash for the sentimental leftists polluting my Twitter timeline with Chavez apologia: state socialism doesn't work.
Jonathan V. Last, in the pages of The Weekly Standard, offers the most compelling and concise apologia for the Empire.
From these promising materials, Llosa has produced an epic apologia for this most sympathetic of traitors.‘The Dream of the Celt’ by Mario Vargas Llosa: Review | Max McGuinness | August 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the ingenuous apologia pro vita sua Miss Anne regarded him with her honest candour.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
John Newton's 'apologia' was, in particular, a very vigorous defence of Church establishments.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Gozzi's conception of an apologia pro vita sua was a comprehensive one.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first | Count Carlo Gozzi
His surprising candour foreshadowed the moral courage with which Prince Lichnowski subsequently issued his famous apologia.1914 | John French, Viscount of Ypres
Of this a full account is given by Dr. Newman, in his “apologia”—an account, of course, proceeding from his own point of view.Recollections of a Long Life | John Stoughton
British Dictionary definitions for apologia
a formal written defence of a cause or one's beliefs or conduct
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