Definition of 'but'
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You cannot help but feel sorry for the families concerned. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he just happened to be cycling on the same road. The Sun (2016)People look to you for advice so give it sincerely but tactfully. The Sun (2017)But after a certain age it is no less childish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Welcome them back but resist making a fuss. The Sun (2017)We email and text one another but to actually see him was amazing. The Sun (2017)We all want to be more productive at work but forget reorganising your desk. The Sun (2016)Money is tight across all public services but it is impossible to improve social care without finding more from somewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But would it cut net migration? Times, Sunday Times (2016)But we forget that the church is also an army. Christianity Today (2000)She might feel pressured to agree but it would just add to her worries. The Sun (2015)But that will give him a huge lift. The Sun (2015)We had to tough it out in certain situations but defensively we were really good. The Sun (2016)Rock at back but at fault for goal. The Sun (2014)She is another dark horse but her resilience is unquestioned. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The result of the first game is negative but not impossible. The Sun (2009)But they helped to settle the consciences of her subjects. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The arts budget cannot be immune to cuts but it should be better balanced. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was a bit overwhelmed but happy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We should drink less but justify drinking as a necessary evil. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But there were excuses for that poor run. The Sun (2007)The resentment was inevitable but it had scarcely any basis in rationality. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They have become a fantasy not about labour but lifestyle. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it looked like a forlorn hope when he failed to get a place at art college. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Empire of Things is a masterpiece of historical research but also a delight to read. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So enjoy it while it lasts, but be aware that you can go in or out of fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'but'
British English: but /bʌt/ CONJUNCTION
You use but to say something that is different than what you have just said.
Heat the milk until it is very hot but not boiling.
- American English: but
- Arabic: لَكِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: mas
- Chinese: 但是
- Croatian: ali
- Czech: ale
- Danish: men
- Dutch: maar
- European Spanish: pero
- Finnish: mutta
- French: mais
- German: aber
- Greek: αλλά
- Italian: ma
- Japanese: しかし
- Korean: 그러나
- Norwegian: men
- Polish: ale
- European Portuguese: mas
- Romanian: dar
- Russian: но
- Spanish: pero
- Swedish: men
- Thai: แต่
- Turkish: fakat
- Ukrainian: але
- Vietnamese: nhưng
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