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I sat up, earnestly damning the management of that unthinkable hotel, and was about to spring from the bed to go and make trouble for the night- clerk--him of the apologetic manner and the tallow candle--when something in the situation affected me with a strange indisposition to move.
The Assistant Commissioner gave this definition in an apologetic voice.
Immediately he crouched and began to explore Jukes' person upwards with prudent, apologetic touches, as became an inferior.
The image of the Vespertilio was on the retina," the astounded enquirer into the secrets of nature observed, in a manner that seemed a little apologetic, "and I was silly enough to mistake my own faithful beast for the monster.
She was likewise deeply apologetic for wanting the salt; and, feeling amiably bound to bear out Mr.
continued Mr Meagles in an apologetic way, 'I admit as a practical man, and I am sure Mother would admit as a practical woman, that we do, in families, magnify our troubles and make mountains of our molehills in a way that is calculated to be rather trying to people who look on--to mere outsiders, you know, Clennam.
Indeed, the modest Dutchman himself seemed conscious of his want of variety, and generally came before the family in a state of apologetic perspiration.
As a precaution against this latter inconvenience, Mr Swiveller had been sitting for some time with his feet on the hob, in which attitude he now gave utterance to these apologetic observations, and slowly sipped the last choice drops of nectar.
Apologetics (from Greek and meaning "speaking in defense") is the discipline of defending a position (often religious) through the systematic use of information.
This has led to an entirely new literature of apologetics: Orthoprax apologetics.
25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the new book, Apologetics For The Rest Of Us: A Beginner's Guid e ($12.
Yet as Peyser demonstrates, rather than developing an informed take on important contemporary events, Hardt and Negri rely on "loopy 1960s utopianism, apologetics for the Soviet Union, paranoia.