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As a verb except

is to exclude; to specify as being an exception.

As a preposition except

is with the exception of; but.

As a conjunction except

is with the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.

As a letter a is

the letter a with a tilde.

except

English

Alternative forms

* excepte (rare or archaic)

Verb

(en verb)
  • To exclude; to specify as being an exception.
  • * 2007 , Glen Bowersock, ‘Provocateur’, London Review of Books 29:4, page 17:
  • But this [ban on circumcision] must have been a provocation, as the emperor Antoninus Pius later acknowledged by excepting the Jews.
  • To take exception, to object (to' or ' against ).
  • to except to a witness or his testimony
  • * Shakespeare
  • Except thou wilt except against my love.
  • *, vol.1, New York Review Books 2001, p.312:
  • Yea, but methinks I hear some man except at these words […].
  • * 1658 , Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial , Penguin 2005, page 23:
  • The Athenians'' might fairly except against the practise of ''Democritus to be buried up in honey; as fearing to embezzle a great commodity of their Countrey
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, page 96:
  • he was a great lover of music, and perhaps, had he lived in town, might have passed for a connoisseur; for he always excepted against the finest compositions of Mr Handel.

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • With the exception of; but.
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    Synonyms

    * apart from * bar * but * other than * save

    Derived terms

    * except for * except for opinion

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.
  • :
  • *
  • *:"I don't want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal.."
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
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  • (lb) Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , (w) IX:
  • *:And they sayde: We have no moo but five loves and two fisshes, except we shulde goo and bye meate for all this people.
  • *1621 , (Robert Burton), (The Anatomy of Melancholy) , New York 2001, p.106:
  • *:Offensive wars, except the cause be very just, I will not allow of.
  • Statistics

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    Translingual

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) letter .

    Letter

  • The first letter of the .
  • See also
    (Latn-script) *

    Symbol

    (head)
  • (Marks the first item in a list)
  • A . Go to the store. B. Get some food. C. Return home. D. Eat.
  • A hypothetical item or person designated first when there are more than one.
  • Person A had 5 apples, and person B...
  • The hexadecimal digit for 10
  • 0x0000000A
    The value is hexadecimal A 0, or decimal 160.
  • A standard size of dry cell battery slightly larger than a AA battery.
  • A system of paper sizes with similar proportions, as , etc.
  • See also
    * (previous) , (next) B

    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of various terms.

    Symbol

    (head)
  • Symbol for the element Argon (Since 1956 has been changed to Ar).
  • area
  • Abbreviation

    (Abbreviation) (head)
  • ampere, a unit of electrical current.
  • IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for adenine in genetic code.
  • IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for alanine in proteins.
  • Austria
  • See also

    {{Letter, page=A , NATO=Alpha , Morse=·– , Character=A1 , Braille=? }} Image:Latin A.png, Capital and lowercase versions of A , in normal and italic type File:Fraktur letter A.png, Uppercase and lowercase A in Fraktur File:UncialA-01.svg, A in uncial script

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