Definition of to the exclusion of in English:

to the exclusion of

phrase

  • So as to exclude something specified.

    ‘don't revise a few topics to the exclusion of all others’
    • ‘Some doctors become so involved with their profession to the exclusion of all else that their family life takes a beating.’
    • ‘I think it's a mistake to focus on one factor to the exclusion of all others.’
    • ‘The focus on that issue to the exclusion of all others exasperates her.’
    • ‘It doesn't have to consume the time for everybody and to the exclusion of all else.’
    • ‘We construe civil marriage to mean the voluntary union of two persons as spouses, to the exclusion of all others.’
    • ‘I want to be able to focus on that one thing, to the exclusion of all others.’
    • ‘Seriously, the worst result of keeping a weblog would have to be the thing taking over your life, to the exclusion of all else.’
    • ‘I have always had a strong preference for vocational education myself, but not to the exclusion of all else.’
    • ‘Every TV news programme covered it to the exclusion of most other things.’
    • ‘I think the music has a kind of entrancing quality, which makes you focus on it to the exclusion of all else.’
    • ‘There is a legitimate question about the way the media celebrates one female type to the exclusion of all others, but that is not the issue here.’
    • ‘Rather, it is the narrow focus on that topic, to the exclusion of civics and history, that troubles him.’
    • ‘All of these, surely, must preoccupy the Prime Minister to the exclusion of almost everything else.’
    • ‘A self-confessed workaholic, Gielgud was immersed in the world of the theatre to the exclusion of almost everything else.’
    • ‘It is one of those awful ironies which can drive to the brink of madness those who are ravenous for Hollywood success to the exclusion of all else.’
    • ‘That is a perfectly normal human motivation but one that is pursued by Leftists more or less to the exclusion of all else.’
    • ‘Read the stories below in addition to - not to the exclusion of - all the bad news.’
    • ‘If so, the Old Firm would be free to squirrel away to Sky and negotiate their own pay-per-view deals to the exclusion of all the other clubs.’
    • ‘One cannot view one's own team to the exclusion of what the opposition is doing.’
    • ‘It focused on military training to the exclusion of virtually all else.’