Part of speech: noun

The act of excepting, or that which is excepted; exclusion.

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Usage examples "exception":

  1. You are Daisy; but a woman, and therefore perhaps no exception. - "Daisy in the Field", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  2. Why had he lied, saying that he had grown up in a world where every one worked, without exception? - "The Darling and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.
  3. I like this route much, with the exception of descending two bad hills; it is a good route, along which may be found abundance of grass and water, the two great desideratums on this long journey. - "Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51", E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls.