What does the word apology mean?

Usage examples for apology

  1. Send some to my cousin and remain here, if you will, and accept my apology for a somewhat hasty dinner and you will delight me." – The Physiology of Taste by Brillat Savarin
  2. Even when he received the note of apology which he felt sure she would send up the moment she reached the hotel, he would delay answering it. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice