Cramer was almost incoherent by this point, cringing and apologetic.
Once the noise had stopped, he would mumble a few words and flash a shy, apologetic grin.
apologetic rogue is a role more familiar to husbands (like Rupert Sanders) who want to stay out of court.
It was a message rejected as too plaintive and apologetic by the black America of 1950.
But for a full day, there was nothing but apologetic reassurances over the loudspeaker.
"The lady without it, at present," I said, with an apologetic smile for my rather grim jest.
He was apologetic, and even cringing, until they turned on Lilia.
Candace could do nothing but look as apologetic as she felt.
The Chevalier shot me an apologetic glance across the board.
“Halt a moment,” said the invalid, in a weak voice and with an apologetic smile.
1640s, "vindicatory," from French apologétique, from Latin apologeticus, from Greek apologetikos "defensible," from apologeisthai (see apology). Meaning "regretfully acknowledging failure" is from 1855. As a noun, "formal defense," from early 15c. Related: Apologetics (c.1753).