noun, plural a·pol·o·gies.
Origin of apology
Examples from the Web for apologies
Cocker, by contrast, was always a rock singer, without frills or apologies.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Koenig apologies for what she seems to treat as a sign of weakness.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End|Emily Shire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Apologies, tea partiers, but John Roberts really did stick us with government health care!What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight|James Poulos|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I have no apologies for the audible squeals I unknowingly squeak out whenever I see her on screen.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But my apologies: I actually have to run back to the Goop Pop-Up for a second.
But Miss Mercy was not to be pacified by apologies however abject, or explanations however convincing.The Dude Wrangler|Caroline Lockhart
The two most important of his writings now remaining are the two Apologies.
How singularly present apologies for our slavery echo these voices from the Barbary States!Charles Sumner; his complete works; Volume 2 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
You know that he will be extremely unpleasant and insulting if you go to him with explanations and apologies.Prudence of the Parsonage|Ethel Hueston
All this trouble was followed by apologies on reaching Naples, after an appeal had been made to the English Consul.Recollections of a Long Life|John Stoughton
British Dictionary definitions for apologies
noun plural -gies
Word Origin for apology
Word Origin and History for apologies
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).