- an objection, as to a ruling of the court in the course of a trial.
- a notation that an objection is preserved for purposes of appeal: saving an exception.
Idioms about exception
- to make an objection; demur: They took exception to several points in the contract.
- to take offense: She took exception to what I said about her brother.
Origin of exception
OTHER WORDS FROM exceptionex·cep·tion·less, adjectivepre·ex·cep·tion, noun
Words nearby exception
How to use exception in a sentence
The pandemic has shaken up plans for everyone, and weddings are no exception.A guide to giving gifts for postponed and shrunken weddings|Brooke Henderson|August 20, 2020|Fortune
There are exceptions, of course, and Wade cited the Minnesota Lynx as a team that “really gets up in your grill.”The Pace Of Play Has Never Been Faster In The WNBA|Howard Megdal|August 6, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Disasters always tend to hit the most vulnerable among us hardest, and the pandemic is no exception.Morning Report: With Building Folly, City Real Estate Director Out|Voice of San Diego|August 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
A notable exception was Wisconsin, where 75 percent of votes were cast absentee despite nothing being mailed to them.There Have Been 38 Statewide Elections During The Pandemic. Here’s How They Went.|Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 3, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Although the SARS-CoV-2 virus is most often fatal in patients who are elderly or have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure, exceptions that bring down apparently healthy young people are commonplace.Our Genes May Explain Severity of COVID-19 and Other Infections|Monique Brouillette|July 27, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The same Pediatrics journal notes that 17 states have some form of exception to the standard parental consent requirement.
With the exception of New Hampshire, Paul has not demonstrated potential enthusiasm in the early primary states.
None of her last five movies (with the exception of an Ice Age sequel she voiced) has grossed more than $50 million.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No crimes were committed by Sony with the possible exception of all those Adam Sandler movies they insist on making.
Mary Soames is an exception to the rule that gilded offspring endure life rather than enjoy it.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block|Tom Teodorczuk|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dean Swift was indeed a misanthrope by theory, however he may have made exception to private life.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The first steam rolling mill, with the exception of the one at Soho, was put up at Bradley ironworks.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
All the banks in the city of New York without exception, and by common consent, stop specie payments.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
In fact, Monte Irvin had made a success of every affair in life with the lamentable exception of his marriage.Dope|Sax Rohmer
The cereals and grasses form an exception to this rule, for in them it is an abundant and important element.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for exception
- (usually foll by to) to make objections (to); demur (at)
- (often foll by at) to be offended (by); be resentful (at)
Other Idioms and Phrases with exception
In addition to the idioms beginning with exception
- exception proves the rule, the
- except for (with the exception of)
- make an exception
- take exception to