apologia apologia

Definition(s):

  • (n) a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly

Usage(s):

  1. But Baird's apologia did not play well in Peoria -- or the rest of America.
  2. His apologia was not abject like Grant's, but his peroration contained a latter-day echo of it.
  3. His speech is riddled with self-interruption, his anti-immigration venom prefaced by endless apologia about how this isn't about race, guys, seriously.

News

  • How opposed to nuclear energy are liberals?

    The New York Times has a piece with the title A Rebel Filmmaker Tilts Conservative. What conservative tilt is being displayed here? It's Pandora's Promise, a film which serves as a sort apologia for nuclear power from environmentalists concerned about climate change. What confuses me is that I don't understand the specifically conservative tilt here, as I have many friends who evince a nuclear ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Discover

Quotes

  • Writing in Salon.com, author Camille Paglia said that "sexism will be the lurid pos-mortem apologia" if Clinton loses.
    on May 25, 2008 By: Camille Paglia Source: Canada.com

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