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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Apologetic  \A*pol`o*get"ic\,  Apologetical  \A*pol`o*get"ic*al\, 
  a.  [Gr.  ?,  fr  ?  to  speak  in  defense  of  ?  from  +  ?  speech,  ? 
  to  say  to  speak.  See  {Logic}.] 
  Defending  by  words  or  arguments;  said  or  written  in  defense, 
  or  by  way  of  apology;  regretfully  excusing;  as  an  apologetic 
  essay.  ``To  speak  in  a  subdued  and  apologetic  tone.''