Ambrose Bierce quote about offence from The Devil's Dictionary - APOLOGIZE, v.i. To lay the foundation for a future offence.
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APOLOGIZE, v.i. To lay the foundation for a future offence.
 Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1911). copy citation

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Author Ambrose Bierce
Source The Devil's Dictionary
Topic offence apology
Date 1911
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/972/972-h/972-h.htm

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APHORISM, n. Predigested wisdom.
The flabby wine-skin of his brain Yields to some pathologic strain, And voids from its unstored abysm The driblet of an aphorism.
"The Mad Philosopher," 1697 APOLOGIZE, v.i. To lay the foundation for a future offence.
APOSTATE, n. A leech who, having penetrated the shell of a turtle only to find that the creature has long been dead, deems it expedient to form a new attachment to a fresh turtle.
APOTHECARY, n.” source

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