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half-apologetic

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  • Coe, battling obesity and planted firmly on a stool for nearly two hours Thursday, is half-apologetic, half-defiant.

    In concert: David Allan Coe at Cancun Cantina

  • I began, half-apologetic, and then I gave him the coup de trois story, plain and matter-of-fact, but with dark doubt hovering over every word, and was gratified to see Coventry's face growing long as a coffin, Williams frowning in disbelief, and the light of hope fading from Bertie's bloodshot ogles.

    Watershed

  • So we did nothing, just tilted our heads in a half-apologetic fashion to the woman and left it at that.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • No need for laxatives or other gimmickry, or even half-apologetic "not meaning to be a jerk" comments.

    How To Handle Kitchen Thieves | Lifehacker Australia

  • He grinned at her and dropped a half-apologetic, half-mocking shrug.

    The Mortal Instruments: Book One: City of Bones

  • This she said in a half-apologetic manner, and yet with a feeling of anger at herself that she should condescend to apologize to any one as to her own conduct in her own house.

    The Three Clerks

  • Six months later Jackson would have smiled in his half-apologetic way for taking so seriously the operation against Front Royal; but in the spring of 1862 he still was comparatively inexperienced in planning.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • She only glanced at her daughter with a helpless, half-apologetic look.

    Unforgiven

  • The ship's boy grinned at her, half-apologetic, half-relishing being the bearer of such tidings.

    Ship Of Magic

  • She smiled at him, a crooked, sweet, half-apologetic smile.

    Only You

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