but

Part of speech: noun

A hinge.

Part of speech: preposition

Except.

Part of speech: adverb

Not otherwise than; no more than; only.

Part of speech: preposition

Leaving out; except; barring.

Part of speech: conjunction

Except; yet; nevertheless; however; not with standing; tho; even if; besides; again.

Part of speech: noun

The larger or thicker end of anything.

Part of speech: noun

A target.

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Usage examples "but":

  1. But she did not. - "Lonesome Land", B. M. Bower.
  2. " No; but I'll tell you what I do want. - "Calvary Alley", Alice Hegan Rice.
  3. Fidelia did not say much, but she said just the right thing in the right way when the time came. - "Eunice", Margaret Murray Robertson.