except the last time that irony occurred, 600,000 Americans died.
We're saying nothing - except its nice and baggy in all the essential places, isn't it?
except: How was it that Romney ended up defending the individual mandate?!
except, that is, in Fantasyland, where Crist has long since taken up permanent residence.
Pretty much, except for some ridiculous assumptions in your question.
It was childish of her to behave so spitefully, but what could he do except repay her in kind?
It was the first word they had had except through telegrams.
except for this tie of ineffectuality, they had nothing special in common.
What can I say to you except that this kindness takes away some of the sting of going.
That it is, except in the mere names and the vaguest outline, French.
late 14c., "to receive," from Middle French excepter (12c.), from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere "take out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Meaning "to leave out" is from 1510s. Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction (late 14c.).