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Related to excepting: inexistent


With the exception of.


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


(ɪkˈsɛp tɪŋ)

باسْتِثْناء، مُسْتَثْنى منه
med undtagelse af
aî frátöldum/undanskildum
-den başka


[ɪkˈseptɪŋ] PREPexcepto, salvo
always excepting the possibility thatexcluyendo la posibilidad de que ...
not exceptingincluso ..., inclusive ...


[ɪkˈsɛptɪŋ] prep (= except for) → sauf, excepté


prepaußer; not excepting Xohne X auszunehmen or auszuschließen, X nicht ausgenommen; always exceptingnatürlich mit Ausnahme (+gen)


(ikˈsept) preposition
leaving out; not including. They're all here except him; Your essay was good except that it was too long.
to leave out or exclude.
exˈcepted adjective
all European countries, Denmark excepted (= except Denmark).
exˈcepting preposition
leaving out or excluding. Those cars are all reliable, excepting the old red one.
exˈception (-ʃən) noun
1. something or someone not included. They all work hard, without exception; With the exception of Jim we all went home early.
2. something not according to the rule. We normally eat nothing at lunchtime, but Sunday is an exception.
exˈceptional adjective
(negative unexceptional) unusual; remarkable. exceptional loyalty; His ability is exceptional.
exˈceptionally adverb
unusually. exceptionally stupid.
except for
1. apart from. We enjoyed the holiday except for the expense.
2. except. Except for John, they all arrived punctually.
take exception to/at
to object to. The old lady took exception to the rudeness of the children.
References in classic literature ?
Duncan knew enough of Indian customs to understand the reason that the fire was replenished, and why the warriors, not excepting Hawkeye, took their seats within the curl of its smoke with so much gravity and decorum.
The wide bosom of the Tappan Zee lay motionless and glassy, excepting that here and there a gentle undulation waved and prolonged the blue shallow of the distant mountain.
All Beale's drawings of this whale are good, excepting the middle figure in the picture of three whales in various attitudes, capping his second chapter.
Excepting the sublime breach --somewhere else to be described --this peaking of the whale's flukes is perhaps the grandest sight to be seen in all animated nature.