NAmE//ɪkˈsɛpt//[usually passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they except
he / she / it excepts
past simple excepted
-ing form excepting
used after being rude or critical about someone to say that the people you are talking to are not included in the criticism The people in this office are so narrow-minded, present company excepted, of course.
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