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English definition of “(I) beg your pardon”

(I) beg your pardon

could you please repeat what you just said: "Are you feeling better?" "I beg your pardon?" "I said: Are you feeling better?" (I) beg your pardon (I) beg your pardon also means I am sorry: I beg your pardon – can I just get past you? Note: Used as a polite way to ask someone to forgive you.
(Definition of (I) beg your pardon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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