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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

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. - Thomas Hardy
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Thomas Hardy

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? - Albert Camus
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Ronald Reagan

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Booker T. Washington

There is nothing new in art except talent.
Anton Chekhov
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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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