Part of speech: preposition

Save; except.

Part of speech: conjunction

If it be not a fact that; supposing that ... not.

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Usage examples "unless":

  1. I refuse to listen to another word unless you come out and speak plain English." - "What Dreams May Come", Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton.
  2. For, unless I find out, he can't care about me much longer- I see it- he can't! - "A Bride from the Bush", E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung.
  3. Then in case she does go and you go with her, you will know nothing whatever about anything, of course, unless you get the story from her. - "Whispering Smith", Frank H. Spearman.