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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 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.
He discovered his two married brethren in their corner, unaccompanied by their wives; and he delivered his apology for his wife with the air of a man who felt unaffectedly ashamed of it:
An independent review, commissioned by the Scottish Football Association and due for release next year, is understood to recommend that clubs linked to the scandal - including Celtic, Rangers and Motherwell - issue a "sincere and genuine" apology to acknowledge past failures.
Romana said the apology of the Chinese side does not absolve them ofresponsibility.
The apology of the Chinese fishing group on the Recto Bank incident seems not enough for Sen.
Recently, the owner of the Chinese ship that was involved in the incident with a Filipino fishing boat in the Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea has made a public apology.
KARACHI -- The Chief of Pak Sirzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal offered apology over his remarks against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday.
One of the first clinicians to blow the whistle, GP Dr Iain Kennedy said as a group the whistleblowers were very disappointed by the apology.
LAHORE -- A two-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday directed the counsel of Pir Afzal Qadri - former leader of Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) who is currently facing a treason case - to submit a detailed apology for incendiary remarks made by him during a protest against the Supreme Court's acquittal of Asia Bibi.