He then added, unhelpfully, “All English writers are the same; Walter Scott excepted, all lack a plot.”
Today he is claimed like no other 20th-century writer—Orwell not excepted—by both sides of the political spectrum.
The Republicans are going to oppose it to a person (well, Mark Kirk excepted, maybe).
But I want to catch our next post—to-morrow, then, excepting what is to be excepted!
Crests are not borne by ladies, a reigning Sovereign only excepted.
Whereat Colonel Starbottle excepted, had no more questions to ask, and Gabriel was commanded to stand aside.
Other company—her Aunt Alice excepted—was rather a trial than a pleasure to Christabel.
The excepted trades are directly under the charge of competent officials, and the articles sold at cost.
They were all close shut, her own not excepted, for she had closed it on coming out.
"I believe I excepted Raphael," said Dalrymple, with his national accuracy.
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.).