beg pardon

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Clark has now done our homework for us; we can no longer simply beg pardon for ignorance.
Rosalina Tuyuc, president of the Comision Nacional de Resarcimiento (CNR) said, "It's not enough to beg pardon for the harm.
Straton should weaken his position as a Baptist voice of fundamental truth by putting a woman preacher into his pulpit--we beg pardon, not a woman, a girl child.
200 YEARS AGO: I, Joseph Daniel, of the city and county of Lichfield, yeoman, hereby acknowledge that I have, by riding in and driving a cart in an improper manner, obstructed the free passage of a gig, the property of Mr John Mabson, of Birmingham, in the county of Warwick, and putting him, the said Mr Mabson, in bodily fear and danger; and having been brought before one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said city and county, beg pardon for the said offence.
Pastors meddling too intimately in the affairs of the citizenry were repeatedly humiliated and forced to beg pardon from rebellious congregants who vilified them as preachers of false doctrine, as "conspirators" holding office by subterfuges, as "calumniators," and as "enemies of the people.
KARACHI -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has said that Imran Khan should beg pardon for his sins and should step aside in favour of Kanwar Naveed.
To sum up let all pledge to attend toward Allah and beg pardon for our sins.
The condemnation resolution also demanded that the American Ambassador in Pakistan should beg pardon.
Embodied memory is also invoked by the effect of the music at the Beg Pardon.
Wesoly, in his address of welcome, set the tone of perplexed lamentation: "We beg pardon, Holy Father, because the recent elections show that we Poles have not sufficiently listened to your teachings.