Definition of excepting in US English:



  • Except for; apart from.

    ‘excepting some of the dialogue, the book is in every way superior to the movie’
    • ‘I missed seeing the largest parade of self-deluded individuals ever assembled, excepting the scene inside the Career Placement Office of a university Philosophy department.’
    • ‘Strangely enough, this was another immediate, reflexive consensus, excepting Mr. Summers' brief but embarrassing romp off of the intellectual plantation.’
    • ‘As the most exclusive and expensive island in the Caribbean (possibly excepting Mustique) you would expect it to take its cuisine seriously.’
    • ‘But, for the most part, the actors resist the urge to mug for laughs and - excepting a few deliberate asides - remember to engage with each other.’
    • ‘Wiseman's critical work on the Feuding Report is, in my view, a worthwhile example of an outsider doing precisely that, excepting his occasional lapses into an accusative mode.’
    • ‘Jonah, the prophet of the Lord, had not had a decent meal in days, excepting some sea scallops that he had eaten in the Japanese style while inside the fish, and he was hoping to have some Chinese food, or perhaps a curry, anything but seafood.’
    • ‘Um… only problem is, if you're now not coming out every seven days, shouldn't you be renamed thirty, or thirty-one, excepting February, which would be twenty-eight, or twenty-nine in each leap year?’
    • ‘They have played only six games so far, one less than all the others excepting Cork Constitution, who should be good enough to take the points from their Belfield visit to UCD and push themselves back into the top half of the table.’
    • ‘But I digress: point being, excepting the issue of promotion alluded to in the original post, do we accept that young designers can be credible voices in terms of invigorating critical dialog?’
    • ‘And by the time that Windows 2 is released in 1987, the Macintosh screen looks very much like it does to this day (possibly excepting the OSX leap).’
    • ‘My dear mother is a dedicated reader of Moondoggie, which means she's endured more episodes of her son's sex life than most mothers, excepting those whose children have been charged with horrible crimes or who are named Tommy Lee.’
    • ‘The university also offered him a full tuition waiver, excepting only a 1,500 yuan book fee.’
    • ‘Another even more bitter contest, costing millions more dollars, has produced another knife-edge electoral college result, excepting 2000 the closest since 1916.’
    • ‘As soon as I arrived at Schipol International Airport, excepting only the building-sized windmill, the other three items were prominently available for purchase - although at double the usual price.’
    • ‘The experiential grounds underscoring Palmer's lyrics sets him apart from other Language poets, excepting perhaps Lyn Hejinian.’
    • ‘Fleetwood Mac gets the deluxe reissue treatment Fleetwood Mac had been a band in name for eight years, but - excepting the nucleus of drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie - it had never been the same band for very long.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, you can understand why the Justices (again excepting Kirby) didn't want Eastman turning the High Court into a three ring circus.’
    • ‘Plus they're recording at a tricked-out Nashville studio with an expert producer, and the overall sound of the album is hardly lo-fi, excepting a few of the drum machine beats and organ sounds.’
    • ‘However, it appears you (and anyone else, excepting Japanese and South Korean citizens) may now get the chance to visit the last remaining worker's paradise.’
    • ‘Dreadful recent records against every opponent in the Six Nations Championship, including Italy and excepting Wales in Cardiff, is a sad but accurate reflection of the fact that we are just not very good at this game.’
    excluding, not including, excepting, omitting, leaving out, not counting, but, besides, barring, bar, other than, exclusive of, saving, save, apart from, aside from
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