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Definition of Apology

Apology

  1. Something said or written in defense or justification of what appears to others wrong, or of what may be liable to disapprobation; justification; as, Tertullian's Apology for Christianity.
  2. An acknowledgment intended as an atonement for some improper or injurious remark or act; an admission to another of a wrong or discourtesy done him, accompanied by an expression of regret.
  3. Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift.
  4. To offer an apology.

Apology Quotations

Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.
Jim Rohn

A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Samuel Butler

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
Steve Martin

I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators.
Mitt Romney
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Apology Translations

apology in Danish is undskyldning
apology in Dutch is verontschuldiging
apology in French is excuse
apology in German is Entschuldigung, Rechtfertigung
apology in Italian is scusa
apology in Spanish is disculpa, excusa

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