Definition of 'except'
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I won't spoil the climax except to say he manages somehow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Which is true in most cases except this one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Except possibly not in front of eight thousand people. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They feared being stuck in geographical groupings where they would share little in common except neighborhood. Christianity Today (2000)Not much can be done about the past cases except to grant them leave to stay. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She had not slept except for tiny little naps during all that time. A Plague of Angels (1993)Fighters on their own could do little damage except to other fighters. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)The company has done very little except deliver impressive results through the booming and busting of the technology cycle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Except she says it wasn't like that at all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He who ignores thy least command, what should teach him except thy pardon? What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)Except in this case, the stalker was his dad. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Except in many cases it's not their neighbours. The Sun (2010)But the two really share little in common except a loathing of Cambridge. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)So we have no interests in common, there is little to discuss except what she wants for lunch. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It will not single out anyone as a successor to a bishop or archbishop except in rare cases when the incumbent is obviously old or very ill. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Except in the case of conviction for a criminal offence, there is no mechanism for removing them except at the ballot box. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is no objective way of explaining this drama except to say that it was a huge moment of forgetfulness, a mental lapse. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Except to say that I got through the first eight steps intact. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Well, possibly - except for two teeny details. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is not the sort of football that hurts anyone - except possibly Newcastle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Except, possibly, the absence of the goalkeeper. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We don't know them, except to say hello. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As for the fish, what can you say except that it's as fresh as it is possible to be? Times, Sunday Times (2012) Possibly, except that relying on TV to build a sport is a dangerous game. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Very Common. except is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'except'
British English: except /ɪkˈsɛpt/ PREPOSITION
You use except or except for to show that you are not counting something or somebody.
The shops are open every day except Sunday.
- American English: except
- Arabic: مَا عَدَا
- Brazilian Portuguese: exceto
- Chinese: 除了...之外
- Croatian: osim
- Czech: kromě
- Danish: bortset fra
- Dutch: met uitzondering van
- European Spanish: excepto
- Finnish: paitsi
- French: sauf
- German: außer
- Greek: εκτός από
- Italian: eccetto
- Japanese: ･･･を除いては
- Korean: ...을 제외하고
- Norwegian: unntatt
- Polish: z wyjątkiem
- European Portuguese: exceto
- Romanian: cu excepția
- Russian: кроме
- Spanish: excepto
- Swedish: utom
- Thai: นอกจาก
- Turkish: hariç
- Ukrainian: крім
- Vietnamese: ngoại trừ
Definition of except from the Collins English Dictionary
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