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Pardon, vb. 1) to forgive; absol.: “you must p.” Meas. V, 407. “if you p., we will mend,” Mids. V, 437. With an accus. a) noting the person who has offended: Compl. 246. Tp. Epil. Compl. 246 Gent. II, 4, 165. V, 4, 158. Wiv. III, 3, 240. Wiv. III, 3, 240 Ado V, 3, 12. Tw. V, 221. Shr. IV, 4, 38. H6C IV, 1, 89 etc. Passively: “you are --ed,” Meas. V, 392. R2 II, 1, 188. Rom. V, 3, 308. Hml. III, 3, 56. b) the offence committed: “p. the fault,” Gent. I, 2, 40. “p. it,” Meas. V, 89. “p. this fault,” Merch. V, 247. Wint. III, 2, 154. R2 IV, 214. H4A I, 3, 149 etc. Person and offence placed together: “p. me my wrongs,” Tp. V, 119. “p. love this wrong,” LLL IV, 2, 121. Tw. II, 1, 34. Wint. V, 2, 160. H6C V, 1, 24. V, 5, 70. R3 III, 7, 102. Troil. IV, 5, 257 etc. The person placed after with to: “my high-repented blames p. to me,” All's V, 3, 37. The offence with from or of: “to you it doth belong yourself to p. of self-doing crime,” Sonn. 58, 12. as you from crimes would --ed be, Tp. Epil. Sonn. 58, 12
Used to express courteous denial or contradiction: “p. me,” Gent. IV, 4, 127. Gent. IV, 4, 127 Wiv. I, 1, 225. Meas. II, 4, 117. IV, 2, 194. LLL IV, 1, 13. V, 2, 710. Merch. IV, 1, 437. Ant. IV, 14, 80 etc. “all women shall p. me,” Ado I, 1, 244 (i. e. excuse me from doing so). “no, you shall p. me,” II, 1, 131. “I do entreat your grace to p. me,” Mids. I, 1, 58. “I p. you for that,” As III, 2, 395 (I do not ask you to do that). “let me entreat of you to p. me yet for a night or two,” Shr. Ind. 2, 121. “would you'ld p. me,” Tw. III, 3, 24. “your grace shall p. me,” John V, 2, 78. “p. me in that,” Tim. I, 2, 219.
== to give leave (of departure): “even now about it! I will p. you,” Gent. III, 2, 98.
2) to absolve, to release (from a penalty): “you might p. him,” Meas. II, 2, 49. II, 4, 43. V, 496. V, 496 V, 496 Err. I, 1, 98. LLL I, 2, 152 etc. The penalty the object: “take my life and all, p. not that,” Merch. IV, 1, 374. “I p. that man's life,” Lr. IV, 6, 111. “I p. thee thy life,” Merch. IV, 1, 369.
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