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- adv. In an apologetic manner; by way of defense, apology or excuse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. By way of apology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an apologetic manner; by way of defense or excuse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an apologetic manner
“Nothing was delivered this morning, sir,” Brown started to explain apologetically; but I interrupted him.
"Nothing was delivered this morning, sir," Brown started to explain apologetically; but I interrupted him.
Soon after they arrived, the rabbi of the local Orthodox congregation called apologetically to inform him that he and his partner were not welcome to attend the synagogue based on a ruling from another rabbi.
“I had to cook dinner for the kids,” Garcia called apologetically as he ran to unlock the two-story cottage on the hill in Hayward known as the Boyunsah Buddhist Temple.
Some time later, according to Davis, Salander called apologetically and said he had been mistaken.
They actually call apologetically, which we appreciate and we understand, quite frankly, that's the way things go.
I found him "-- apologetically --" using some very bad language the other day.
'Course, "apologetically," you wouldn't ever want to touch anything in as small a burg as this, but in a way it's kind of a pity.
Well, you see, "apologetically," I wanted to give her somethin 'pretty good.
As to almost "apologetically" even the playing field.