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The distant buzz of a patrol ATV sealed our own fire’s fate as a mustachioed and apologetic lifeguard handed our group a bucket to douse the flames.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: A BRIEF, FIERY INVESTIGATION OF BEACH BONFIRE RULESMACKENZIE ELMERMAY 10, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Osaka, the winner almost apologetic in posture, sank into the embrace of Williams, a legend she admires but an opponent she was again forced to vanquish.
AS SERENA WILLIAMS NEARS THE END, HER GREATNESS PLAYS ON IN NAOMI OSAKAJERRY BREWERFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He looked up wearily and met the fierce gaze of the chief inspector with a glance almost apologetic.
DOPESAX ROHMER
The works are of unequal merit; several of them took a high rank in apologetic literature.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
I regarded this appalling deputation as Parvill's apologetic but quite definite utterances drew to an end.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
But I hadn't got to the point, when Monson came lounging up the gangway, still acting apologetic.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
"I've come to beg news," he announced, his apologetic smile very winning.
THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
"It isn't much of a knife," said Jim, apologetic but pleased.
THE CALICO CATCHARLES MINER THOMPSON
Here Mrs. Twitchel looked up from her knitting, with apologetic giggle at Mrs. Brown.
THE MINISTER'S WOOINGHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
Sam, he stood his ground, and waited fur us to come up to him, kind of apologetic and sneaking—looking about something or other.
DANNY'S OWN STORYDON MARQUIS
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WORDS RELATED TO APOLOGETIC

  • apologetic
  • attritional
  • chastened
  • compunctious
  • conscience-stricken
  • humble
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • sorrowful
  • sorry
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