apologetics


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the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines

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Garth meant, and added, in an apologetic tone, "Mr.
Peter never quite knew what twins were, and his band were not allowed to know anything he did not know, so these two were always vague about themselves, and did their best to give satisfaction by keeping close together in an apologetic sort of way.
Her lips were parted in a delightful smile; she was very pretty, and inclined to be apologetic.
He half rose to his feet and became at once apologetic.
Terrified as they were by this sudden torrent of words, the two gentlewomen could not but smile at the sight of the fiery, domineering victim and the big apologetic representative of mankind who sat meekly bearing all the sins of his sex.
With a conciliating, apologetic bob of his tail, he trotted on up wind and came upon Skipper on his back, rolled in a blanket so that only his head stuck out, and sound asleep.
The boy departed, and back came the prime minister, perturbed, ill at ease, and garrulous with apologetic explanation.
But the next instant she was warning him away from the cubs with a snarl that was less harsh than usual and that was more apologetic than menacing.
I got in late and was shown to my room on the ground floor by an apologetic night-clerk with a tallow candle, which he considerately left with me.
His expression was downcast, and his bearing meek and even apologetic.
Wise people want so many things before they can even begin to enjoy themselves, and I feel perpetually apologetic when with them, for only being able to offer them that which I love best myself-- apologetic, and ashamed of being so easily contented.
No keeper was at hand, so the Leopard Man stepped over a couple of paces, dealt the wolf a sharp blow on the nose with the light cane he carried, and returned with a sadly apologetic smile to take up his unfinished sentence as though there had been no interruption.
A cheap cotton shirt, with frayed collar and a bosom discoloured with what I took to be ancient blood-stains, was put on me amid a running and apologetic fire of comment.
Upon my soul, Jack,' says Edwin, complacently, 'I feel quite apologetic for having my way smoothed as you describe.
His manner was almost apologetic yet it was defiantly and assertively right.