apologetically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

apologetic +‎ -ally

Adverb[edit]

apologetically (comparative more apologetically, superlative most apologetically)

  1. In an apologetic manner; by way of defense, apology or excuse.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, The Case of Miss Elliott[1]:
      “Do I fidget you ?” he asked apologetically, whilst his long bony fingers buried themselves, string, knots, and all, into the capacious pockets of his magnificent tweed ulster.

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References[edit]

  • apologetically in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911