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- Said as a request to repeat information.
- Said as a request for an individual's attention.
- Said as a request to pass.
- Sorry, as an apology.
- Said as a request for an apology.
- n. An old fashioned type of dance where partners constantly changed.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
So, Togder Peepbush, you will blease to excuse me from dat. '
Tempora mutantur -- excuse me for quoting the Etruscan.
"General, we're pretty certain our codes are good, but you'll excuse me if I use circumlocutions."
But as you know that dilatoreness is not — generally speaking — one of my faults I take it for granted that you will excuse me & will proceed to give you all the news.
I ask, because I saw some Greek books on de table de ozer night and I wondered – excuse me – who was reading them.
When David A. Wasson came to dine at Mr. Emerson's invitation, she said to him, by way of grace before meat: “I see you have been carrying on a controversy with Reverend Mr. Sears, of Wayland, and you will excuse me for expressing my opinion that Mr. Sears had the best of it.”
"You must excuse me for troubling you, sir," said Carl, who was afraid Mr. Norris would laugh at him, "but I thought you might direct me to Rachel Norris."
"You will excuse me for not waiting for you," said he; "I have, I foresee, a very busy day before me in looking into this case of young Openshaw's."
Belinda heard and saw all this in painful silence, but Lady Delacour often used her address to draw some farther explanation from Sir Philip: his regular answer was, 'No, no your ladyship must excuse me there; I can't peach, damme – hey, Rochfort?'
We stood chatting for some time, and at last I said: "You must excuse me now if I join Mrs. Pooter."