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pardon mealso I beg your pardon
1. please repeat what you just said Pardon me - what did you say your name was?
2. I am sorry for what I just did Oh, I beg your pardon! I didn't see your foot there!
3. May I please have your attention? Pardon me, does this train go to Oakland?
4. I do not agree with what you just said Pardon me, but I think you've got it backwards.Related vocabulary: excuse me
Usage notes: in all cases, I beg your pardon is more formal than pardon me
See also: pardon