An Open Letter From Mr. Trump
By MAUREEN DOWD
Who’s sorry now? Believe it or not, the Donald. He offers his apologia in an open letter.
Elsevier insists it is being misrepresented. The firm is certainly in rude financial health. In 2010 it made a £724m ($1.16 billion) profit on revenues of £2 billion, a margin of 36%. But it charges average industry prices for its products, according to Nick Fowler, its director of global academic relations, and its price rises have been lower than those imposed by other publishers over the past few years. Elsevier’s enviable margins, Dr Fowler says, are simply a consequence of the firm’s efficient operation.
A Royal Wedding? She’s Been There
By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY
India Hicks, one of Diana’s five bridesmaids and a goddaughter to Prince Charles, has gradually emerged, with no apologies, in the role of royal-wedding expert.
Steve Jobs Offers
Credit for iPhone
By NICK WINGFIELD
Many people stood in long lines to get Apple Inc.'s iPhone -- and paid a lot for it. In the end, Steve Jobs concluded that such loyalty counted for something.
Responding to a flood of emails complaining about a surprise iPhone price cut, Mr. Jobs apologized publicly and said Apple will offer a $100 credit at Apple stores to all iPhone users who paid the original price. "Our early customers trusted us, and we must live up to that trust with our actions in moments like these," Mr. Jobs wrote in a letter posted yesterday on Apple's Web site.
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1 ((形容詞をつくる))「…の性質がある」‖compulsory.2 ((名詞をつくる))「場所」「手段」‖directory.
n., pl., -gies.
- An acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense.
- A formal justification or defense.
- An explanation or excuse: "The consequence of those measures will be the best apology for my conduct" (Daniel Defoe).
- An inferior substitute: The sagging cot was a poor apology for a bed.
[Latin apologia, from Greek apologiā : apo-, apo- + logos, speech.]
SYNONYMS apology, apologia, defense, justification. These nouns denote a statement that excuses or defends something, such as a past action or a policy: arguments that constituted an apology for capital punishment; published an apologia expounding her version of the events; a defense based on ignorance of the circumstances; an untenable justification for police brutality.[名]（複-gies）
1 （…についての）（口頭または文書による）陳謝, わびること((for ...))
make ［offer］ an apology for ...
offer ［make］ one's apologies to ...
Please accept my apologies.
ここにおわびいたします（▼My apologies. ともいう）
ここにおわびいたします（▼My apologies. ともいう）
I owe you a very big apology.
2 ((形式))（批判などを受けそうなことで）正当性を主張すること, 弁護, 弁明((for ...))
He made an apology for Japan's foreign policy.
3 ((an 〜))((おどけて))（…として）申しわけ程度のもの, 間に合わせのもの；代用品((for ...))［ラテン語←ギリシャ語apologia（apo-離れて＋lógos語＋-Y3＝罪から離れるための言葉）. △LOGOS］
no more than an apology for a kitchen
apology [Gr.,=defense], literary work that defends, justifies, or clarifies an author's ideas or point of view. Unlike the ordinary use of the word, the literary use neither implies that wrong has been done nor expresses regret. The most famous ancient example, Plato's Apology (3d cent. B.C.), presents Socrates' defense of himself at his trial before the Athenian government. Sir Philip Sidney's Apologie for Poetrie and Defense of Poesie (both: 1580), which examine the art of poetry and its condition in England, apparently were written to justify the poets' craft after it had been attacked by critics. A third famous example, Cardinal Newman's spiritual autobiography Apologia pro Vita sua (1864), was written to clarify the Cardinal's views after they had been misrepresented in an essay by Charles Kingsley.