except

Definitions:

  • With the exclusion of; other than; but.
  • If it were not for the fact that; only. Often used with <em>that:</em>
  • Otherwise than.
  • Unless.
  • To leave out; exclude.
  • To object.
  • (<em>except for</em>) Were it not for.
  • To take or leave out of consideration; exclude from a statement or category, as one or more of a number, or some particular or detail; omit or withhold: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="except">except</internalXref> a few from a general condemnation.
  • To object; take exception: now usually followed by <em>to</em>, but formerly sometimes by <em>against</em>: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="except%20to">except to</internalXref> a witness or <em>to</em> his testimony.
  • Being excepted or left out; with the exception of; excepting: usually equivalent to <em>but</em>, but more emphatic.
  • Excepting; if it be not that; unless.
  • With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
  • Unless; if it be not so that.
  • To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by <ex>to</ex>, sometimes by <ex>against</ex>.
  • To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
  • To object to; to protest against.
  • To <xref>exclude</xref>; to specify as being an <xref>exception</xref>.
  • To <xref>take exception</xref>, to <xref>object</xref> (<xref>to</xref> or <xref>against</xref>).
  • With the exception of; <xref>but</xref>.
  • With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.
  • <xref>Unless</xref>; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.
  • take exception to
  • prevent from being included or considered or accepted
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