forgive me


used in speech as a polite way of starting to say something that may seem rude or unpleasant
Forgive me (for saying so), but I don't think you understood my point.
Forgive me, but something has come up and I have to leave right away.

Examples of forgive me in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, forgive me for using them in this article. Greg Orme, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 And forgive me if this sounds petty, but the sense of doom about this series began the moment Betts interrupted Arizona manager Torey Lovullo‘s news conference before Game 1 and gave him a hug. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023 The two were spotted holding hands outside of a Beverly Hills restaurant recently, just four months after their alleged split, and forgive me for doing celebrity Kremlinology based solely on paparazzi photographs, but...the vibes seem to be there! Emma Specter, Vogue, 18 Sep. 2023 Rodgers’s appearance at the Tonys seemed, to me, like a new resident acclimating to a new residence, getting cozy with its — forgive me — tonier perks. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 24 July 2023 And forgive me, Zooey, but my response to that was say it once and shut up. Ben Flanagan |, al, 20 July 2023 Some 40 years on from those days, Lowery’s still apt to, forgive me, crack up audiences. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 June 2023 Please forgive me for using a blatant cliché, but quality always pays off. Manuela Santacatterina, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 June 2023 The highest honors, though, belong to quip master Robert Horn, whose book for the show is — forgive me — a cornucopia of jokes. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Forgive me.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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