except

[ex┬Ěcept]

The preposition except means "excluding." When we refer to the continental United States, we mean the whole country except Alaska and Hawaii.

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To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.

Verb
prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"

Verb
take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"


v. t.
To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.

v. t.
To object to; to protest against.

v. i.
To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.

prep.
With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.

conj.
Unless; if it be not so that.


Except

Ex*cept" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Excepting.] [L. exceptus, p. p. of excipere to take or draw out, to except; ex out + capere to take: cf. F. excepter. See Capable.] 1. To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
Who never touched The excepted tree.
Wherein (if we only except the unfitness of the judge) all other things concurred.
2. To object to; to protest against. [Obs.] Shak.

Except

Ex*cept", v. i. To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.
Except thou wilt except against my love.

Except

Ex*cept", prep. [Originally past participle, or verb in the imperative mode.] With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
God and his Son except, Created thing naught valued he nor . . . shunned.
Syn. -- Except, Excepting, But, Save, Besides. Excepting, except, but, and save are exclusive. Except marks exclusion more pointedly. "I have finished all the letters except one," is more marked than "I have finished all the letters but one." Excepting is the same as except, but less used. Save is chiefly found in poetry. Besides (lit., by the side of) is in the nature of addition. "There is no one here except or but him," means, take him away and there is nobody present. "There is nobody here besides him," means, hi is present and by the side of, or in addition to, him is nobody. "Few ladies, except her Majesty, could have made themselves heard." In this example, besides should be used, not except.

Except

Ex*cept" , conj. Unless; if it be not so that.
And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
But yesterday you never opened lip, Except, indeed, to drink.
&hand; As a conjunction unless has mostly taken the place of except.

To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.

To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.

With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.

Unless; if it be not so that.

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Usage Examples

An age which is incapable of poetry is incapable of any kind of literature except the cleverness of a decadence.

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.

A car to pick me up every day, a chair with my name on it, everybody being very polite... what can you do except sit back and watch it all, try to take it all in?

'Blind Curve,' the book I'm working on now, sprang from a crazy incident that happened to me last year while on my book tour. I was pulled out of my car for a minor traffic violation - an incident that escalated into my being thrown into cuffs and told I was going to jail. Except in my story, the hero doesn't get off as easily as I did.

All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats.

And time itself? Time was a never-ending medium that stretched into the future and the past - except there was no future and no past, but an infinite number of brackets, extending either way, each bracket enclosing its single phase of the Universe.

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.

All styles are good except the tiresome kind.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.

A fact never went into partnership with a miracle. Truth scorns the assistance of wonders. A fact will fit every other fact in the universe, and that is how you can tell whether it is or is not a fact. A lie will not fit anything except another lie.

A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.

A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.

A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.

All weddings, except those with shotguns in evidence, are wonderful.

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