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[Gr.,=defense], literary work that defends, justifies, or clarifies an author's ideas or point of view. Unlike the ordinary use of the word, the literary use neither implies that wrong has been done nor expresses regret. The most famous ancient example, Plato's Apology (3d cent. B.C.), presents Socrates' defense of himself at his trial before the Athenian government. Sir Philip Sidney's Apologie for Poetrie and Defense of Poesie (both: 1580), which examine the art of poetry and its condition in England, apparently were written to justify the poets' craft after it had been attacked by critics. A third famous example, Cardinal Newman's spiritual autobiography Apologia pro Vita sua (1864), was written to clarify the Cardinal's views after they had been misrepresented in an essay by Charles Kingsley.

Apology

(dreams)
This dream always has something to say about our relationships, the relationship that we have with ourselves and/or with others. Apologies are associated with forgiveness and honesty. Thus, consider the details of your dream and consider whether an apology is necessary in order for you to move forward in a particular relationship or with an area of your personal life.
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But she wanted to emphasize that the apology is sincere.
In Japan, by contrast, and while the process may vary depending on individuals and circumstances, the apology is itself often the key objective.
Either way, partial apologies can erect a "wall" between the doctor and recipient of the apology, preventing an emotional connection--and preventing both parties from reaping the full benefit of the apology.
The apology game is about power, about bending or breaking the offender's will, about exalting the will of the "offended.
Speaking at a meeting of the Strategic Police and Crime Board Chief Cons Sims said: "I have now met with Mr Mitchell and he was gracious enough to accept the apology.
Hiltz said the tribute to Peers's leadership "in considering, crafting and delivering the apology with such passion" was recommended by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP).
So does Hizbollah's retraction of the apology also mean that it withdraws the delegation's commitment to "objectivity" and "professional standards"?
Gempis denied the apology was intended to embarrass Aquino, who is a political rival of Estrada's.
The apology is to be provided to HDC for forwarding by 24 June 2013".
Overall, then, immediate reactions to apologies seem to be affected interactively by the nature of the apology and the nature of the transgression.