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apologia

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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apologiaap‧o‧lo‧gi‧a /ˌæpəˈləʊdʒiə, -dʒə $ -ˈloʊ-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 formalAL a statement in which you defend an idea or organization that you believe inapologia for 🔊 an apologia for the Christian church
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apologiaRelease could only come if and when he finished his long apologia.The secretary of state for Northern Ireland appeared on television to read a special apologia for detention without trial.Norbrook offers such a spirited apologia for his methodology that you will forgive him most things.Writing this apologia has completed the process of exorcism a hand like this requires.
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