apology

(redirected from apologies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

apology

[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.
References in periodicals archive ?
"The laws do protect providers from having their apology introduced in court as evidence that they were at fault, but apologies also alert the injured patients to the physicians' errors and the possibility of making a successful claim," Viscusi explained.
apologies has negative consequences for both plaintiffs and defendants.
However, the apex court rejected unconditional apologies of police officials, who were found guilty in the manhandling of former CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry in March 2007.
They found that kids viewed willing apologies the same, whether prompted or unprompted by adults.
'Do not use such language in the future,' a four-member bench of the ECP headed by the chief election commissioner warned the four leaders while accepting their apologies.
All the excited crypto-Mahathiristas who had hailed this mother of hollow apologies were quickly left disappointed' Kua said in a statement today.
Responding to a question in Parliament from Selebi-Phikwe West Member of Parliament (MP) Mr Dithapelo Keorapetse, minister Molale said the apologies by the four High Court judges were directed at President Khama and not the Chief Justice.
Failing to open a door, not buying someone a pint, even tripping over someone's outstretched leg can lead to a barrage of apologies, remorse and requests for forgiveness.
For our third annual apology episode, we're joined by University of NebraskaLincoln professor Ari Kohen, who explains what makes an apology truly bad (and why he stopped blogging about apologies).
'Kasi last time, I wasn't able to personally say my apologies to Mr.
Apologies, whether they be verbal or in the written form, are absolutely meaningless, they are just words.
Official apologies for past wrongs are strategic affairs, crafted for public scrutiny.