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1[with negative or in questions] Apart from; except:[as preposition] ‘he claims not to own anything other than his home’
apart from, besides, in addition to, over and above, beyond, not counting, leaving aside, barring, other than, excluding, not including, without, with the exception of, except, except for, excepting, omitting, leaving out, short ofView synonyms
- ‘You don't for a moment consider anything other than a real fire when you live deep in the country.’
- ‘He had never intended to use the knife for anything other than breaking into the property.’
- ‘I'm the only one now who can look over and see anything other than open water beside us.’
- ‘I shall not pretend that this was anything other than a bad result, because it was.’
- ‘These are strange times to be putting up a statue to anything other than flux.’
- ‘Nor would it ever cross their minds to ask me to write about anything other than here.’
- ‘The police never pretend their figures are based on anything other than reported crime.’
- ‘No amount of reconstruction can bring to life anything other than the most recent events.’
- ‘I don't want to say anything other than I went down the wrong side of the lock and got stuck.’
- ‘It's simply unacceptable for anything other than the truth to be taught in schools.’
- 1.1 Differently or different from; otherwise than:‘there is no suggestion that we are to take this other than literally’
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