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Word Example of - except

    Example Sentences for except

    It was childish of her to behave so spitefully, but what could he do except repay her in kind?

    It was the first word they had had except through telegrams.

    Except for this tie of ineffectuality, they had nothing special in common.

    What can I say to you except that this kindness takes away some of the sting of going.

    That it is, except in the mere names and the vaguest outline, French.

    Nobody took any notice of her except when they ordered her about.

    Bill explained all that had happened, except about the treasure.

    She had never slept in the daytime in her life, except in illness.

    All were possible, except the cold hand which had grasped her arm.

    No one saw Buckner take the money, according to your evidence, except Nick.

Word Origin & History of - except

    Word Origin & History

    except late 14c., from L. exceptus, pp. of excipere "take out," from ex- "out" + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction.

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