Definition of pardon me
- Pardon me, but can I speak to you privately for a moment?
- Pardon me, (but) you dropped this envelope.
- Pardon me, but I believe you've made a mistake.
- Oh, pardon me. I didn't see you standing there.
- Pardon—I didn't mean to bump you.
- Pardon me? I didn't hear you.
- "Are you ready to go?" "Pardon?" "I asked if you were ready to go."