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English definition of “pardon me”

pardon me

please repeat what you just said: Pardon me? I didn't hear you. Pardon me Pardon me is sometimes used to say you are sorry when you do something slightly rude, such as burp or accidentally push someone. pardon me Pardon me is also polite way of attracting someone’s attention: Pardon me, does this train go to Oakland? pardon me Pardon me can also be used to show respect before disagreeing with someone: Pardon me, but I think you have that wrong.
(Definition of pardon me from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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