• Dido refuses to listen to Aeneas' apology
    Dido refuses to listen to Aeneas' apology
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Apologizer One who makes an apology; an apologist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On February 9, 1993, "Dateline NBC" was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by "Dateline" rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a "scientific" crash-test demo.
    • n apologizer One who apologizes; one who makes apologies or excuses. Also spelled apologiser.
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  • Clark Moustakas
    Clark Moustakas
    “Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets.”
  • Red Auerbach
    Red Auerbach
    “The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.”
  • Baroness Orczy
    Baroness Orczy
    “An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults --a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin.”
  • Nellie Mcclung
    Nellie Mcclung
    “Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.”


In literature:

I ask you to accept my apologies, Joan.
"The Imaginary Marriage" by Henry St. John Cooper
The pink cone at the tip of his nose worked in a whimsical grin as he heard my apology.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
He sought no apology.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I bear apologies to the Emperor of the French, and presents to the Empress.
"Parisian Points of View" by Ludovic Halévy
Personally, I feel like apologizing to him.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
The States, incensed at his presumption, employed Grotius to write their Apology, which he published in 1613.
"The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius" by Jean Lévesque de Burigny
The man came back with an apology.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He apologizes for it; in fact, he justifies it.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
A spirit of subterfuge and a tone of apology will enter into all your proceedings, whether of law or legislation.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It owes an apology to Mr. Conrad.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett

In poetry:

I come not, with downward eyes,
To plead for him shamedly,--
God did not apologize
When He gave the boy to me.
"His Mother" by James Whitcomb Riley
And can't believe you've sunk; yet sunk you have,
Or flown or gone, and so with due apology
I raise my voice in necessary grief
And trespass in your private field of elegy.
"For: Kenneth Slessor" by Douglas Alexander Stewart
"If you have a little of merit to claim,
You may thank the sweet-smelling Virginian weed;
And I, if I seem to deserve any blame,
The before-mentioned drug in apology plead.
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton, Rector Of St. Mary Woolnoth" by William Cowper
While the jock, with his nerves most decidedly
Made straight for the door, never wasting his breath
In farewell apologies; basely forsaken,
My wife and Poll Brown sat alone with grim
"How Polly Paid For Her Keep" by Barcroft Henry Boake
Meanwhile shall we learn, in our ease, to forget
To the martyrs of Truth and of Freedom our debt?--
Hide their words out of sight, like the garb that they wore,
And for Barclay's Apology offer one more?
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Release him with a ticket - he'll be better then, no doubt,
And tell him I apologize." So MISTER WILLIAM'S out.
I hope he will be careful in his manuscripts, I'm sure,
And not begin experimentalizing any more.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Political prisoners of Brazil's dictatorship get apologies.
The state of Rio apologizes to prisoners held during dictatorship .
He's apologized to just about everybody … a year after the incident.
Airbrushing all the women out of its catalog prompted the retailer to issue an apology.
When Did 'Apology' Become a Dirty Word .
During her now-infamous drunken rant (for which she's since apologized), Audrina Patridge's mother called The Hills girls "tramps" and said that her daughter would fare better than Lauren Conrad, whom she called a "bitch.
Parkmobile, the pay-by-phone parking contractor in Washington, is apologizing.
In wake of Savile scandal, BBC apologizes for airing discredited child sex abuse report on politician.
Apology by GOP political operative named Shashank Tripathi, who goes by the Twitter handle ComfortablySmug, for spreading disinformation during the height of Hurricane Sandy.
Education UT Chancellor Apologizes for ' Dismissive ' Letter to Faculty.
A reporter at a Fox affiliate in Cincinnati apologized Friday for referring to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow as an "angry young man.".
Kansas governor apologizes for 'overreaction' to teen's disparaging tweet.
School district officials say no apology is required.
Juan Manuel Lopez apologizes for ref comments.
Iglesias last month apologized for hastily departing the tour, as he was reportedly uncomfortable with the arrangement.

In science:

We apologize for not providing a complete list of references – we tried to make sure that they are representative.
Gamma-Ray Bursts from quark stars
The author apologizes to all conference participants who contributed interesting results that are not mentioned here.
Experimental Summary, ICPAQGP05 Conference
In doing so, I will not be able to cover every single theory talk at QM2005, and I apologize to all those speakers and presenters of posters whose work remains unmentioned in this summary.
Quark Matter 2005 -- Theoretical Summary
We apologize for surely missing vast parts of the neutrino literature in our references.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
This summary presents a broad choice, but it is a personal one, and I apologize to all the speakers whose results I could not include in the limited space of this summary.
Quark Matter 2005: Experimental Conference Summary