• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv. or interj Parde Certainly; surely; truly; verily; -- originally an oath. "He was, parde , an old fellow of yours."
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. pardi, for par Dieu, by God


In literature:

I humbly asks yer parding, mum.
"Bob Strong's Holidays" by John Conroy Hutcheson
A face that might be called beautiful; and yet its beauty was of that negative order which we admire in the serpent and the pard.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Sink or swim, survive or perish, we're pards, you and me, Phil.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
I wos more nor half jokin', dear, an' I ax yer parding for puttin' ye in sich a fright.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
Howsever, it's all over now, an' I ax yer parding.
"Jarwin and Cuffy" by R.M. Ballantyne
Wouldn't even tell your old pard.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
We were unfamiliar with this kind of sickness but after we were experienced we knew our pard was afflicted with Spinal Fever.
"Black Beaver" by James Campbell Lewis
I had a pard like him once, strong on paper but liked the other fellow to do the diggin'.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
The men who accomplished this were not "rough-necks" nor swaggering bullies, "muttering strange oaths and bearded like pards.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Say, pard," he added to Jim, "Mr. Wellesly is still turned around.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly

In poetry:

Thy pard'ning voice I come to hear,
To know thee as thou art:
Thy ministers can reach the ear,
But thou must touch the heart.
"Father of Love, to Thee I Bend" by Augustus Montague Toplady
And if in Scripture's hallow'd page
I read of pard'ning love,
And mercy for the ransom'd saints,
Whose names are written above;
"On Being Asked the Necessity of Prayer" by Caroline Fry
Then I confessed my troubled thoughts,
My secret sins revealed;
Thy pard'ning grace forgave my faults,
Thy grace my pardon sealed.
"Psalm XXXII: Happy the Man" by Isaac Watts
How kind are thy compassion's, Lord!
How slow thine anger moves!
But soon he sends his pard'ning word
To cheer the souls he loves.
"Psalm 145 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Awake, our hearts, adore the grace
That buries all our faults;
And pard'ning blood, that swells above
Our follies and our thoughts.
"Hymn 85" by Isaac Watts
It must be so: else wherefore falls
The Saviour's voice unheard,
While from His pard'ning Cross He calls,
"O spare as I have spared?"
"Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

Dr Herbert Pardes is the executive vice chairman of the board of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Deaths such as Matthew Shep-pard's will be repeated until people like her become educated and compassionate.
PARD Volleyball Spring Standings.
Provincial Police Chief Gen Abdul Jabar Pardeli said insurgent activity picked up in Nimroz after each major NATO operation in neighboring provinces.