verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- excelsior springs,
- except for,
- exception proves the rule, the
Origin of except2
Examples from the Web for excepted
He then added, unhelpfully, “All English writers are the same; Walter Scott excepted, all lack a plot.”
The Republicans are going to oppose it to a person (well, Mark Kirk excepted, maybe).
Today he is claimed like no other 20th-century writer—Orwell not excepted—by both sides of the political spectrum.
The custom seems, however, more prevalent than in any part of India where I have been, the vicinity of Calcutta excepted.An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal|Fancis Buchanan Hamilton
He eyed them for a moment; not suspiciously, but with anger at everything in the universe—themselves, perhaps, excepted.Where the Souls of Men are Calling|Credo Harris
Truly it was the magnificent Madam's fate to be admired by the "so-leetle" men—her husband not excepted.The Mission of Janice Day|Helen Beecher Long
But when he saith, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that he is excepted who did subject all things unto him.The Bible Story|Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The zeal of the royalists soon caused the Crown lands to be excepted.
Word Origin for except
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.).