excluding; barring; saving; with the exception of; except: Excepting the last chapter, the book is finished.
Archaic. except; unless; save.
- non·ex·cept·ing, adjective
- un·ex·cept·ing, adjective
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How to use excepting in a sentence
The pieces are near-identical, excepting the signature buttons on the Chanel suit and a few small tailoring details.
But then, excepting Strike and his plucky assistant, Robin, almost no one in this story is particularly nice.Speed Read: J.K. Rowling Pens Another Winner With ‘The Silkworm’ | Malcolm Jones | June 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I saw houses, empty and silent, with neither light nor life about any of them excepting one.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The room was built of rose-coloured marble excepting the floor, which was tessellated in rose and grey.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show | Robert W. Chambers | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
excepting a relatively small number of children, every illegal immigrant in the U.S. entered knowing they were breaking the law.Republicans Must Engage the Tough Politics of Illegal Immigration | Stuart Stevens | June 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was the strangest-looking creature Davy had ever seen, not even excepting the Goblin.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
They were quite different excepting only in the fact that they also had done marvels of fighting and endurance.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
We modestly reminded her that we always did go, excepting of course on this particular Sunday.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
In her husband's loyalty (always excepting his feeling towards Miss Ashton) she rested fully assured.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Some minutes passed in silence, Norman lying still, excepting a nervous trembling that agitated his whole frame.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for excepting
excluding; except; except for (esp in the phrase not excepting)
an archaic word for unless
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