Definition of apart from in US English:

apart from


  • 1Except for.

    ‘the whole world seemed to be sleeping, apart from Barbara’
    • ‘Women feature little in the ranks of royal appointees, apart from royalty themselves.’
    • ‘No one could get it to sound quite so annoyed and impatient apart from her.’
    • ‘Sadly, apart from punters there is a dearth of Scottish presence at Cheltenham this week.’
    • ‘We went to hospital to get checked out but apart from bruises we were fine.’
    • ‘It's demand that drives sales and we can't push that, apart from in our own shops.’
    • ‘That is rank injustice to a man who played his heart out apart from that one error.’
    • ‘So, apart from extra long trousers, what exactly does Crouch bring to the England team?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The factory was on the bank of a river and the soldiers came down to surround the whole building apart from the back.’
    • ‘However, they have games in hand on every team in the division, apart from Congleton Town.’
    • ‘This is one of the reasons I don't use public transport any more, apart from aeroplanes.’
    • ‘Tim is a good laugh and Mani, well, what can I say about him apart from he's a complete and utter star.’
    • ‘According to these diagnoses the patient seems quite normal apart from having mad ideas.’
    • ‘He had been smoking since he was 12, apart from a few years when he managed to stop while in the Army.’
    • ‘The Herald recorded that it was his first visit to England apart from a trip in April to look over his new estate.’
    • ‘Now, it's bread and water until a club come forward to offer me stuff apart from writing articles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The attack was not severe, and he was quite well apart from the slight cough and a runny nose.’
    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’
    • ‘The fried rice was covered in too much oil for my taste and apart from that it was quite boring.’
    • ‘Quite apart from the aforementioned lovely inhabitants, the city itself is great.’
    • ‘Quite apart from the problem of lighting it's a subject with a great deal of detail.’
    • ‘So that had a massive impact, quite apart from the whole series of logistical impacts as well.’
    • ‘So, apart from the mind-numbing tedium of it all, what was wrong and what was the solution?’
    • ‘One admits that apart from his papers, his briefcase also contains a pair of swimming trunks.’
    • ‘Of course these are all busy people and many have important jobs that they do apart from sitting on this board.’
    • ‘I am very disturbed by all of this for two reasons quite apart from that of the cost.’
    • ‘Quite apart from any question of reasonableness, it is plain that that is not this case.’
    • ‘The other aspects of life at the Yorkshire Post, apart from news, are featured in the film too.’
    • ‘Quite apart from anything else they outsource the work to the private agencies anyway.’
    • ‘For it is scientific fact that women are different, quite apart from the obvious.’
    • ‘Quite apart from the explicitness, I do not wish my children to grow up to be bores.’
    • ‘Quite apart from the fact that I was living in a country where it was illegal anyway.’
    • ‘I have substantial loans, apart from my home loan, a large chunk of which is credit card debt.’
    • ‘Quite apart from being babysat by Lisa and Paul, Rebecca had a very eventful weekend.’
    • ‘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.’
    besides, as well as, on top of, along with, plus, over and above
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