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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.
References in classic literature ?
The Apology or Platonic defence of Socrates is divided into three parts:
The first part commences with an apology for his colloquial style; he is, as he has always been, the enemy of rhetoric, and knows of no rhetoric but truth; he will not falsify his character by making a speech.
But leaving this question, which does not admit of a precise solution, we may go on to ask what was the impression which Plato in the Apology intended to give of the character and conduct of his master in the last great scene?
The arguments of those who maintain that the Apology was composed during the process, resting on no evidence, do not require a serious refutation.
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ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court Wednesday reserved judgement in a contempt of court plea against Senator Nehal Hashmi following his unconditional apology.
Mr Molale further said the Executive never negotiated any settlement on behalf of the Chief Justice, neither did it accept any apology on his behalf.
Take this from a Brit who has spent the majority of his life surrounded by apology addicts -- there's no better way to put it.
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