Definition of 'mea culpa'
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Rather, this rigorous mea culpa of a documentary shows why he was worthy of it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Politics and celebrity culture have infected history with the mea culpa fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If there's something wrong with that then mea culpa. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He came close to tears delivering his first mea culpa for the 2002 disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Is it always mea culpa? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Part biography, part mea culpa, part dreamy tone poem. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He used it in his laughable mea culpa in Florida last month and he used it on Sunday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sometimes he drew in advance on things he hadn't been paid for; and sometimes a great mea culpa would cross the ocean. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
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