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mea culpa

An admission or expression of guilt or personal error. The Latin phrase literally means "through my fault." Mea culpa, I should have done more thorough research before making such bold accusations.

mea ˈculpa

(from Latin, often humorous) used when you are admitting that something is your fault: ‘Who broke this glass?’ ‘Mea culpa,’ Frank said.
The meaning of the Latin phrase is ‘my fault’.
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By comparison, while Mea Culpa is non-representational, Mary Kelly's medium and narratives literally materialize the experiences of her female protagonists as she documents five separate politically motivated acts of violence.
Nuestro primer encuentro personal habia ocurrido unos meses antes en Sevilla, en un congreso de escritoras organizado por la MLCFH, si bien yo estaba al corriente de su trayectoria literaria desde que en 1997 lei Mea culpa.
At a time when the Government is struggling to agree its message, let alone get that message across, a mea culpa provides something of a fresh start.
NIH and WHI: time for a mea culpa and steps beyond.
With Romania joining the EU in January, Washington claims a mea culpa, and is consulting on imposing retaliatory duties or quotas.
To date, there are six top-shelf eateries, of which a standout is Mea Culpa, distinguished by its colonial architecture and baroque decor.
But if Banning and Gurley were expected to issue a tearful mea culpa and slink away, that's not what happened.
In 2004, we witnessed the ascension to Palme d'Or lore of Fahrenheit 9/11, a noisy and welcome cinematic mea culpa about America and its foreign policy by the pre-eminent American shit-disturber, loudmouth or vulgar populist (take your pick), Michael Moore.
Richard Clarke's mea culpa to the nation and the families of 9/11 confused many people.
She pleads mea culpa and returns all the money that the team had earned, forfeits all the games they had won, takes down all the banners in the gym, and, if memory serves us, puts the current team on probation.
An environmentalist mea culpa would be a start, but in the United States; at least, nothing short of congressional hearings or an executive order from the Bush administration is likely to spur USAID to change its ways.
We have no need to mea culpa when we have little to mea culpa about.
Jean Meyer subraya: "El mea culpa de la Iglesia Catolica es un hecho revolucionario y excelente, porque pedir perdon en el secreto del confesionario es una cosa y Confesado frente al mundo entero es algo muy dificil.
Clinton] acted - and still, even in his supposed mea culpa, acts - as if he does not recognize what it means to be President of the United States.
For their part, Catherine Belsey ("Love in Venice," 1992), Phyllis Rackin (on the engendering of Shakespeare's audiences, 1993), Gabriele Bernhard Jackson (on Shakespeare's Joan of Arc, 1988) assiduously attend to multiple uncertainties and indeterminacies in the historical/ideological conditions governing the production of gender identities; Ann Thompson (on reading The Tempest, 1991), and Carol Thomas Neely (in her essay on Othello prepared for this volume), both by way of mea culpa, situate questions of gender and sexual difference within the broader discourse of European imperialism.