Part of speech: verb

To leave out; omit; abject; take exception ( to).

Part of speech: preposition

With the exception of.

Part of speech: conjunction

If not that; unless.

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Usage examples "except":

  1. 8874. Did you ever sell them to anybody except Messrs. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. As it is, I cannot see that they are of the least use to any one except myself." - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).
  3. He was very angry, however, and would say nothing at all except, 'Either you go to sleep, or I'll call father! - "The Satyricon, Complete", Petronius Arbiter.