To exclude; to specify as being an exception. (verb)
To take exception, to object (to or against). (verb)
With the exception of; but. (preposition)
With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated. (conjunction)
Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist. (conjunction)
Examples of word except
True it is, that one can scarcely call _that_ education which teaches woman everything except herself, -- _except_ the things that relate to her own peculiar womanly destiny, and, on plea of the holiness of ignorance, sends her without one word of just counsel into the temptations of life.
Interestingly, in most states, the law except in Florida requires you to walk away from a fight if you can, *except* in your own home, where you can shoot someone and it’s considered self-defense.
What we were too dumb to realize was that the guys in Def Leppard hated the term “heavy metal,” and any member of the band would have given his right arm to avoid the label except for Rick Alien, I suppose.
Throughout the ordeal, no one said a word except for a single monk they encountered in the sanctuary.
They were told to start and no one said a word except Victor, who continued to complain as they counted out their punishment.