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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.
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No need to feel apologetic for a sincere and necessary apology And while you're apologizing, explain how you got there.
For decades, lawyers and risk managers have claimed that admitting responsibility and apologizing will increase the likelihood of the patient filing a malpractice suit and be used against the doctor in court if they do sue.
"The government is doing mistakes for the last two days, and then apologizing for it.
"I feel that statements like 'I am sorry you are having to go through these extra procedures or treatments" is OK as long as it is clear the provider IS NOT apologizing," the physician wrote.
* "While I agree apologies should be made, my apologizing to a patient was used against me in a malpractice suit.
All that true-nature-of-women talk in his apology makes this lesbian suspect that a few hundred years from now, some Pope John Paul 86 is going to be apologizing for that unfortunate crusade against women in the late 1900s.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word.
He says he learned from his mistakes and apologized for them, and now is apologizing again because they have become public.
"What are we apologizing for and what does it really mean?" asked Bishop Sartison.
Congressman Hall first introduced a resolution apologizing for slavery to the US Congress in June 1997, and has worked unceasingly--but so far unsuccessfully--to get it passed.
It's also by example, so that means we aren't exempt from apologizing and have to lead the way.