Definition of with apologies to in English:

with apologies to

phrase

  • Used to introduce a parody or adaptation of a particular person's work.

    ‘here, with apologies to Rudyard Kipling, is a more apt version of ‘If’’
    • ‘Here's a beginning, with apologies to Sarah Waters and Michel Faber (and a nod to George MacDonald Fraser).’
    • ‘But, with apologies to Neil Armstrong, that's one small step for mankind at Wrigley.’
    • ‘Or, to put it negatively, and with apologies to (the heirs and assigns of) Jacqueline Susann: Once is Not Enough.’
    • ‘‘And with apologies to W B Yeats, I believe that ‘things can come together, and that the centre can hold’.’
    • ‘The lesson I learned, with apologies to Hamlet, is that the play's not the thing wherein we'll catch the conscience of a prosecutor.’
    • ‘Kovaka offers his verse with apologies to early-century poet and humorist Franklin Pierce Adams, author of one of the best-titled books of all time, the 1911 Tobogganing on Parnassus.’
    • ‘This editorial begins with apologies to former President Clinton's campaign manager James Carville for the paraphrasing of his now famous motto.’
    • ‘My most recent working life has been in health, housing, and Treaty settlements, and, with apologies to St Paul, the greatest of these is Treaty settlements.’
    • ‘Walker's story, with apologies to Laura Ingalls Wilder, is called ‘The Longest Winter’.’
    • ‘Second, with apologies to the noted feminist who first used the comparison in another way, a badge resembles a gun about as much as a fish resembles a bicycle.’
    • ‘But there is a time, with apologies to Jose Limon and Ecclesiastes, to pursue a column, and there is a time to retire a column.’
    • ‘A largely scientifically correct version of an imaginary radio broadcast with apologies to HG Welles.’
    • ‘Editor's note: An excerpt of a script treatment now making the rounds in Hollywood is reprinted here, with apologies to Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola.’
    • ‘So, with apologies to Karl Marx and Margaret Thatcher, the rallying cry should be: ‘Localists of the World Unite - There is an Alternative’.’
    • ‘So with apologies to Graham Greene, it behoves us to ask: is it truly the end of the affair between these two economic behemoths?’