I saw houses, empty and silent, with neither light nor life about any of them excepting one.
The pieces are near-identical, excepting the signature buttons on the Chanel suit and a few small tailoring details.
excepting a relatively small number of children, every illegal immigrant in the U.S. entered knowing they were breaking the law.
But then, excepting Strike and his plucky assistant, Robin, almost no one in this story is particularly nice.
excepting flax, the average yield was excellent; wheat almost universally graded near the top.
For this reason all women, excepting those of the household, are excluded.
Who wants to see him succeed, excepting perhaps his mother—who's dead before he does it?
Every day they went out into the woods, excepting Sunday of course.
I feel almost as well as ever I did, excepting a little shaky, and with a smart here and there in the burned places.
Well, missionaries (excepting some feeble folk like me) are the salt of the earth.
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.).