APOLOGY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of APOLOGY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
apology
 n.  acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  "Ashley, you have not favored us with your opinion," said Jim Tarleton, turning from the group of shouting men, and with an apology Ashley excused himself and rose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  She smiled at Scarlett, whimsically, as the music ended, making a little moue of apology as she dabbed with her handkerchief.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  But Ashley seemed to mean them and there was a look in his eyes which eluded her--not fear, not apology, but the bracing to a strain which was inevitable and overwhelming.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
4  After the fourth day of Scarlett's sulks and obvious silent demands for an apology, Rhett went to New Orleans, taking Wade with him, over Mammy's protests, and he stayed away until Scarlett's tantrum had passed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  She arose, climbing over Robert's feet with a muttered apology.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
6  Alcee Arobin wrote Edna an elaborate note of apology, palpitant with sincerity.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
7  She was provoked at his having written the apology.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
8  As Duncan dared not retort upon his accuser by reminding him of his own premeditated treachery, and disdained to deprecate his resentment by any words of apology, he remained silent.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
9  Duncan caught the letter from the ground, and without apology for the liberty he took, he read at a glance its cruel purport.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
10  There was an air of apology in his manner, but he evidently thought that he needed only to talk for a time, and the youth would perceive that he was a good fellow.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
11  And the "rest of them" had good reason to breathe the same prayer, for Marie paraded her new misery as the reason and apology for all sorts of inflictions on every one about her.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  The people of the free states have defended, encouraged, and participated; and are more guilty for it, before God, than the South, in that they have not the apology of education or custom.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
13  In all this sound of welcome, protestation, apology and again welcome, there was an element of silence, supplied by Isabella, observing the unknown young man.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
14  Oswald the cupbearer modestly suggested, "that it was scarce an hour since the tolling of the curfew;" an ill-chosen apology, since it turned upon a topic so harsh to Saxon ears.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
15  The Grand Master, having allowed the apology of Albert Malvoisin, commanded the herald to stand forth and do his devoir.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
Example Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
16  In his apology, Mr. Williams said that he had been on a different helicopter, behind the one that had sustained fire, and that he had inadvertently “conflated” the two.
17  In his public apology tour last week, Donald Graham, the family scion who sold the newspaper and related assets to Bezos, said he could not in good conscience continue to lose his shareholders' money.
18  The mayor is apologizing, saying he's deeply sorry for a lapse of judgment.
19  It's a familiar charge from the conservative fringe, that Obama is somehow different and doesn't view America as an exceptional paragon but is obsessed with apologizing for its failings.
20  I made my apologies and left early.
21  We should like to offer our apologies for the delay to your flight today.
22  Brushing off Ali's apologies for having broken the wineglass, Tamara said, "Don't worry about it; it's inconsequential."
23  However, the sooner you apologize for your mistake, the more likely it will be viewed as an error in judgment and not a character flaw.
24  I apologize that the set is in raw form, without labels and any documents.
25  You should have the decency to apologize for what you did.
26  A New York City Ballet dancer says a newspaper critic needn't apologize for calling her plump in a performance of "The Nutcracker.
27  The only way to apologize for your abandonment is your resignation.
28  I must apologize for not being able to meet you.
29  We apologize for the temporary loss of vision.
30  Despite several promptings from his parents the boy refused to apologize.