What does the word exception mean?

Usage examples for exception

  1. You are Daisy; but a woman, and therefore perhaps no exception. – Daisy in the Field by 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 by 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 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
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