Definition of apology
1a : an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret a public apologyb apologies plural : an expression of regret for not being able to do something I won't be able to attend. Please give them my apologies.
3 informal : a poor substitute or example : makeshift He's a poor apology for a father.
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Apology is in order and some type of punishment is necessary.😡 — shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) June 3, 2017 Maher is no stranger to controversy, and is known to make incendiary comments on race, religion and politics.
The apology comes after Maher's Friday night interview with Sasse, a Nebraska Republican.
Even with the apology, the optics here are disturbing.
This is the second time in less than a week that a Wake County high school principal has issued a public apology for a student’s yearbook quote.
Griffin's apology wasn't accepted by some on Twitter either, which spewed a variety of reactions, including several right-wing jabs that Griffin had been radicalized by Islamic State, the terror group that frequently beheads its victims.
Our apologies for the error, and thanks to readers Donald and Frederick for pointing it out.
His bill did not pass, but was credited with building momentum toward what eventually became the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which offered a formal apology and $20,000 to each internee.
McFarland previously promised full refunds and offered his apology on the festival’s website.
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: an expression of regret for having done or said something wrong
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