[ 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 .

Related terms

apologetic apologetic