[ adverb ] in an apologetic manner
"he spoke apologetically about his past"
Used in print(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
Scotty would reply softly and his father , apologetically , would ask him to repeat .(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)
He clutched the staff , and his dark eyes blinked apologetically .(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
Macneff raised his hands apologetically and said , `` You are horrified , of_course .