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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Except  \Ex*cept"\,  conj. 
  Unless;  if  it  be  not  so  that 
 
  And  he  said  I  will  not  let  thee  go  except  thou  bless 
  me  --Gen.  xxxii 
  26. 
 
  But  yesterday  you  never  opened  lip,  Except,  indeed,  to 
  drink.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Note:  As  a  conjunction  unless  has  mostly  taken  the  place  of 
  except. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Except  \Ex*cept"\,  prep.  [Originally  past  participle,  or  verb  in 
  the  imperative  mode.] 
  With  exclusion  of  leaving  or  left  out  excepting. 
 
  God  and  his  Son  except,  Created  thing  naught  valued  he 
  nor  .  .  .  shunned.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  {Except},  {Excepting},  {But},  {Save},  {Besides}. 
 
  Usage:  Excepting,  except,  but  and  save  are  exclusive.  Except 
  marks  exclusion  more  pointedly.  ``I  have  finished  all 
  the  letters  except  one,''  is  more  marked  than  ``I  have 
  finished  all  the  letters  but  one.''  Excepting  is  the 
  same  as  except,  but  less  used  Save  is  chiefly  found 
  in  poetry.  Besides  (lit.,  by  the  side  of)  is  in  the 
  nature  of  addition.  ``There  is  no  one  here  except  or 
  but  him,''  means  take  him  away  and  there  is  nobody 
  present.  ``There  is  nobody  here  besides  him,''  means 
  hi  is  present  and  by  the  side  of  or  in  addition  to 
  him  is  nobody.  ``Few  ladies,  except  her  Majesty,  could 
  have  made  themselves  heard.''  In  this  example,  besides 
  should  be  used  not  except. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Except  \Ex*cept"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Excepted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Excepting}.]  [L.  exceptus  p.  p.  of  excipere  to  take  or 
  draw  out  to  except;  ex  out  +  capere  to  take:  cf  F. 
  excepter.  See  {Capable}.] 
  1.  To  take  or  leave  out  anything  from  a  number  or  a  whole 
  as  not  belonging  to  it  to  exclude;  to  omit. 
 
  Who  never  touched  The  excepted  tree.  --Milton. 
 
  Wherein  (if  we  only  except  the  unfitness  of  the 
  judge)  all  other  things  concurred.  --Bp. 
  Stillingfleet 
 
  2.  To  object  to  to  protest  against.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Except  \Ex*cept"\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  exception;  to  object;  --  usually  followed  by  to 
  sometimes  by  against;  as  to  except  to  a  witness  or  his 
  testimony. 
 
  Except  thou  wilt  except  against  my  love.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  except 
  v  1:  take  exception  to  [syn:  {demur}] 
  2:  prevent  from  being  included  or  considered  or  accepted;  "The 
  bad  results  were  excluded  from  the  report";  "Leave  off  the 
  top  piece"  [syn:  {exclude},  {leave  out},  {leave  off},  {omit}, 
  {take  out}]  [ant:  {include}] 




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