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excepting

[ ik-sep-ting ]
/ ɪkˈsɛp tɪŋ /
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preposition
excluding; barring; saving; with the exception of; except: Excepting the last chapter, the book is finished.
conjunction
Archaic. except; unless; save.
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Origin of excepting

First recorded in 1540–50; except2 + -ing2

synonym study for excepting

1. See except1.

OTHER WORDS FROM excepting

non·ex·cept·ing, adjectiveun·ex·cept·ing, adjective
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How to use excepting in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for excepting

excepting
/ (ɪkˈsɛptɪŋ) /

preposition
excluding; except; except for (esp in the phrase not excepting)
conjunction
an archaic word for unless

usage for excepting

The use of excepting is considered by many people to be acceptable only after not, only, or without. Elsewhere except is preferred: every country agreed to the proposal except (not excepting) Spain; he was well again except for (not excepting) a slight pain in his chest
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