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'cept

[sept] /sɛpt/
preposition, Informal.
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except1 .
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  • God help us, for I don't see any safety for this country 'cept Judge Lynch.

  • There was nobody on the boat that I could see, 'cept one man asleep on the top.

    W. A. G.'s Tale Margaret Turnbull
  • Well, nothin', 'cept the skule committy, and they're goin' in.

  • I wear this sort of clothes most of the time, 'cept when I dress up or go to school.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott
  • He never talks of much else, 'cept when he sings, but he has fair fishin' luck.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Did ye forget the storm, the wavin' trees and all 'cept—Ben Letts?

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • They're all well now, 'cept Jake, and he'll come out all right, but we had a close call.

    Warrior Gap Charles King
  • I counted every time, and everybody had four cookies 'cept Tommy.

    The Girl Scouts at Home

    Katherine Keene Galt
  • None o' the arstocky does, 'cept when they struts on Piccadilly.

    Wappin' Wharf Charles S. Brooks

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