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Definition of 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

There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress.
Mark Twain

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain

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

Stendhal Quote
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Winston Churchill
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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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