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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Definitions for apologia

  1. A formal defense or justification, especially of one's opinions, position, or actions.

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Citations for apologia
Mr. Arbatov is well aware that he was perceived in this country as a spokesman at best and toady at worst for the regime. And he clearly wants this book to serve as his apologia. Bernard Gwertzman, New York Times
I should hasten to add that this volume is neither a dreary academic summary nor a tedious apologia by a politician who has just left office. Jack F. Matlock Jr., New York Times
Origin of apologia
1775-1785
Apologia is from the Greek word meaning "a spoken or written defense," from apologos, "a story," from apo- + logos, "speech."
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