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The article began with a few tortured, apologetic sentences on the unseemliness of the death watch.
Earlier, each gadget was hung separately on the wall; this time they were displayed as a virtual sidewalk sale, in an arrangement so casual as to seem almost apologetic. One inferred that Changtrakul was eager to downplay his works' wry likability.
The biblical history that Josephus produced displayed his biases as a priest and "prophet," but it served above all apologetic ends.
The dearth of men in the dance world means less competition for openings for male dancers; women often take time off mid-career to have children or care for aging parents; and a lifelong socialization process teaches men to be aggressive self-promoters and women to be self-sacrificing and apologetic.
Indeed, Agehananda Bharati, in his insightful article entitled, "The Hindu Renaissance and its Apologetic Patterns" (1970), identifies Swami Vivekananda, who is a key figure in the Baird and Farquhar texts, as an ideal model of a scientific, modern man, who, nevertheless is a monastic.
Calls to Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette were referred to an 800 number, which connects the caller to Premiere's apologetic recording.
Thanks to TTI COMM, that apologetic call home won't be at the expense on Mother Earth.
"The pharmacist was very apologetic, but I was upset.
And despite the "no fundamental change" disclaimer, the IRS does not seem particularly apologetic about the outpouring of controversy.
In his new book, however, Marco Rizzi does not follow these paths (which were cleared mostly by American scholars and which he largely ignores), but takes on board methods and categories from contemporary semasiological research and applies them to that category of Christian literature in which the problem of self-definition is perhaps most prominent: early Christian apologetic. Like his earlier study on the homogeneity of the Epistle to Diognetus (on which, see my review in JTS, NS, 42 (1991), 330-34), this book, too, is an attempt to find new solutions to a well-known set of problems which includes the literary diversity of apologetic literature and the authors' differences in attitude towards their pagan addresses.
The first edition included the "Compendio apologetico en alabanza de la poesia" ("Apologetic Compendium in Praise of Poetry"), a treatise on poetics in which Balbuena states his belief that poetry should be a kind of process of defamiliarization achieved through such techniques as describing the commonplace in uncommon terms.
The process was long obscured, on the one hand, by accounts that were unsympathetic if not anti-Semitic, and, on the other, that were apologetic or filiopietistic.