Definition of 'exception'
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You make exceptions for lots of things. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On this we make an exception. The Sun (2016)But this is a rare exception: it strikes just the right balance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Unlike any other industry, with the possible exception of farming, mining was a way of life. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Make them an exception. The Sun (2016)There would be rare exceptions where this would be possible. Christianity Today (2000)We make the exception for this because of very unusual circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The exception is of course the rhododendron family. The Education of a Gardener (1994)Without a single exception they were kind and generous. The Sun (2014)Of course there are exceptions to the ugliness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Of course there are exceptions around whom the club can build. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It wants ministers to stick to hardline public spending cuts but make an exception of the construction industry and expenditure on infrastructure. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Neither party could take exception to the decor, which is serviceable rather than swish. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With very rare exceptions, people in scandals do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We've decided to make an exception in your case. The Other Side of MeThey recommend that trial by jury should be the rare exception, and courts should manage cases at an early stage. Times, Sunday Times (2011)With a single possible exception. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Can you make an exception? Times, Sunday Times (2012)With rare exceptions, writers don't return to their work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I take exception to that. The Sun (2012)With a single exception, over the course of five years, he either won them or drew them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's hard to find a bad number in the newest batch of economic data, with the possible exception of housing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'exception'
British English: exception /ɪkˈsɛpʃən/ NOUN
An exception is a situation, thing, or person that is not included in a general statement.
Not many people can sing well and play well, but he is an exception.
- American English: exception
- Arabic: اِسْتِثْنَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: exceção
- Chinese: 例外
- Croatian: izuzetak
- Czech: výjimka
- Danish: undtagelse
- Dutch: uitzondering
- European Spanish: excepción
- Finnish: poikkeus
- French: exception
- German: Ausnahme
- Greek: εξαίρεση
- Italian: eccezione
- Japanese: 例外
- Korean: 예외
- Norwegian: unntak
- Polish: wyjątek
- European Portuguese: exceção
- Romanian: excepție
- Russian: исключение
- Spanish: excepción
- Swedish: undantag
- Thai: ข้อยกเว้น
- Turkish: dışında haricinde
- Ukrainian: виняток
- Vietnamese: ngoại lệ
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