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Definition of Except

Except

  1. To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
  2. To object to; to protest against.
  3. To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.
  4. With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
  5. Unless; if it be not so that.

Except Quotations

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. - Jackie Robinson
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson

I can resist everything except temptation. - Oscar Wilde
I can resist everything except temptation.
Oscar Wilde

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is nothing permanent except change. - Heraclitus
There is nothing permanent except change.
Heraclitus

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin
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Except Translations

except in Dutch is uitzonderen
except in Finnish is paitsi
except in French is sauf, hormis, exempter, excepter
except in Latin is absque (+ ablative), nisi
except in Norwegian is uten, unnta, untatt
except in Portuguese is exceto
except in Swedish is utom
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