beg pardon

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  • And I beg pardon for having so often entered into this subject with you. Cited from Pamela (Vol. II), by Samuel Richardson
  • They threw themselves at her feet to beg pardon for all their ill treatment of her. Cited from The Tales of Mother Goose, by Charles Perrault
  • He begged pardon if he had expressed himself too generally with respect to England. Cited from Tales & Novels, Vol. IX, by Maria Edgeworth
  • I beg pardon, my king, for not being able to answer this question. Cited from German Classics of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Vol. IV, by Francke (Ed.)
  • They were asked to beg pardon but they did not do so.
  • Beg pardon, sir; but they seemed to avoid seeing your father until they had seen you. Cited from Two Men of Sandy Bar, by Bret Harte
  • Beg pardon, sir, what did you say you would like? Cited from Frank Fairlegh, by Frank E. Smedley
  • If my friend has been over-zealous I will beg pardon for her. Cited from He Knew He Was Right, by Anthony Trollope
  • She soon recovered, but she did not like to be told to beg pardon. Cited from The Precipice, by Ivan Goncharov
  • He was told that if he would beg pardon he should be forgiven. Cited from Memoirs of Napoleon, V1, by Bourrienne
  • But she had only to go inside to beg pardon of the church for her first impression. Cited from Port of Adventure, by Charles N. Williamson and Alice M. Williamson
  • I opened my mouth to say something or other; I tried to beg pardon, but could not. Cited from Poor Folk, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Won't your little boy -- I beg pardon, the old gentleman, take a seat too? Cited from The Holiday Round, by A. A. Milne
  • "I beg pardon, did you say they'd caught some of the gang?" Cited from Murder in Any Degree, by Owen Johnson
  • I begged pardon, saying that the time had passed faster than I had expected. Cited from Dick Cheveley, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • I beg pardon, Sir; if the lady be your wife, I have no business here. Cited from Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9), by Samuel Richardson
  • I beg pardon, but we are strangers and don't quite understand your ways. Cited from Graustark, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • He spoke of a "human failure" and begged pardon in a letter to his wife.
  • "I beg pardon, sir, but what would you like for breakfast in the morning?" Cited from The Ocean Cat's Paw, by George Manville Fenn
  • I beg pardon, but I must set my friend right. Cited from Punch, Vol. 100, April 18, 1891, ed. by Sir Francis Burnand
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