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if you please

  1. (formal) please
    • 1906, Edith Nesbit, The Railway Children, Chapter 4: The engine-burglar,
      The engine-driver and fireman did not see her. They were leaning out on the other side, telling the Porter a tale about a dog and a leg of mutton.
      "If you please," said Roberta--but the engine was blowing off steam and no one heard her.
      "If you please, Mr. Engineer," she spoke a little louder, but the Engine happened to speak at the same moment, and of course Roberta's soft little voice hadn't a chance.