Definition of apart from in English:

apart from


  • 1Except for.

    ‘the whole world seemed to be sleeping, apart from Barbara’
    • ‘That is rank injustice to a man who played his heart out apart from that one error.’
    • ‘However, they have games in hand on every team in the division, apart from Congleton Town.’
    • ‘Women feature little in the ranks of royal appointees, apart from royalty themselves.’
    • ‘The factory was on the bank of a river and the soldiers came down to surround the whole building apart from the back.’
    • ‘The Herald recorded that it was his first visit to England apart from a trip in April to look over his new estate.’
    • ‘According to these diagnoses the patient seems quite normal apart from having mad ideas.’
    • ‘No one could get it to sound quite so annoyed and impatient apart from her.’
    • ‘Tim is a good laugh and Mani, well, what can I say about him apart from he's a complete and utter star.’
    • ‘Sadly, apart from punters there is a dearth of Scottish presence at Cheltenham this week.’
    • ‘So, apart from extra long trousers, what exactly does Crouch bring to the England team?’
    • ‘He fails to field balls anymore and, apart from his frees, is only a shadow of what he was.’
    • ‘It went quite well, apart from the bit at the beginning where they didn't switch on my microphone.’
    • ‘We went to hospital to get checked out but apart from bruises we were fine.’
    • ‘This is one of the reasons I don't use public transport any more, apart from aeroplanes.’
    • ‘The attack was not severe, and he was quite well apart from the slight cough and a runny nose.’
    • ‘Now, it's bread and water until a club come forward to offer me stuff apart from writing articles.’
    • ‘It's demand that drives sales and we can't push that, apart from in our own shops.’
    • ‘He had been smoking since he was 12, apart from a few years when he managed to stop while in the Army.’
    • ‘Sewell had a shot well saved by the keeper but, apart from this, everything was high and wide.’
    • ‘The village was once a prosperous town but now has few shops, apart from those supported by tourism.’
    except for, but for, aside from, with the exception of, excepting, excluding, not including, not counting, disregarding, save, bar, barring, besides, other than
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  • 2In addition to; as well as.

    ‘quite apart from all the work, he had such financial problems’
    • ‘Quite apart from the fact that I was living in a country where it was illegal anyway.’
    • ‘For it is scientific fact that women are different, quite apart from the obvious.’
    • ‘There haven't been many transfers taking place apart from those involving the big three.’
    • ‘Quite apart from helping to make your home a nicer place to live, it also makes things easier to find.’
    • ‘His support has helped me through a lot of other things apart from my loss.’
    • ‘Quite apart from the problem of lighting it's a subject with a great deal of detail.’
    • ‘Quite apart from anything else they outsource the work to the private agencies anyway.’
    • ‘Quite apart from being babysat by Lisa and Paul, Rebecca had a very eventful weekend.’
    • ‘Quite apart from any question of reasonableness, it is plain that that is not this case.’
    • ‘I am very disturbed by all of this for two reasons quite apart from that of the cost.’
    • ‘Quite apart from the aforementioned lovely inhabitants, the city itself is great.’
    • ‘One admits that apart from his papers, his briefcase also contains a pair of swimming trunks.’
    • ‘The other aspects of life at the Yorkshire Post, apart from news, are featured in the film too.’
    • ‘I have substantial loans, apart from my home loan, a large chunk of which is credit card debt.’
    • ‘Of course these are all busy people and many have important jobs that they do apart from sitting on this board.’
    • ‘So that had a massive impact, quite apart from the whole series of logistical impacts as well.’
    • ‘Quite apart from the explicitness, I do not wish my children to grow up to be bores.’
    • ‘So, apart from the mind-numbing tedium of it all, what was wrong and what was the solution?’
    • ‘The fried rice was covered in too much oil for my taste and apart from that it was quite boring.’
    besides, as well as, on top of, along with, plus, over and above
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