apology

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He may keep me on duty every day, or may place me under arrest, but no one can make me apologize, because if he, as commander of this regiment, thinks it beneath his dignity to give me satisfaction, then.
Well, have it so, and you talked a lot of nonsense to him and must apologize.
She was robbing no one of anything, and yet, to get so much pleasure from simple things, such as eating one's breakfast alone in a room which had nice colors in it, clean from the skirting of the boards to the corners of the ceiling, seemed to suit her so thoroughly that she used at first to hunt about for some one to apologize to, or for some flaw in the situation.
I think," said the Scarecrow, "that if I could talk with those Horners they would apologize to you, and then there would be no need to fight.
I must apologize," the newcomer said, "for my intrusion.
I apologize for mentioning him, even in an accidental way.
AS a preface is the only place where an author can with propriety explain a purpose or apologize for shortcomings, I venture to avail myself of the privilege to make a statement for the benefit of my readers.
But she'll stay up there until she's willing to apologize to Mrs.
Make a pan of rusks and apologize for having no old bread," suggested the Story Girl, probably by way of teasing Felicity.
No message came from Henry; perhaps he expected her to apologize.
We apologize in due form: we are in despair, we entreat forgiveness for the unfortunate misunderstanding.
I must apologize for detaining you so long," I said.