- I didn't mean to take a taxi but I had to, as I was late.
- He's too mean to buy us a meal.
- I didn't mean to offend you.
- I didn't mean to.
- Don't be so mean to your little brother!
- Do you mean to tell me you gave 1500 for that pile of scrap metal!
- Sorry, I didn't mean to frighten you.
- I'm sorry I hurt you: I didn't mean to.