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Definition of except conjunction from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  used before you mention something that makes a statement not completely true synonym apart from the fact that
  2. 2 except (that)… I didn't tell him anything except that I needed the money. Our dresses were the same, except mine was red. except to do something I had no choice except to continue. except do something I could do nothing except watch it all happen. except when, where, etc… He's never happy, except when he's out on his tractor.
  3. Language Bankexceptmaking an exception She wrote all of the songs on the album except for the final track. Apart from/Aside from the final track, all of the songs on the album were written by her. The songwriting —with a few minor exceptions — is of a very high quality. With only one or two exceptions, the songwriting is of a very high quality. The majority of the compositions are less than three minutes long, with the notable exception of the title track. With the exception of the title track, this album is a huge disappointment. Here is a list of all the band's CDs, excluding unofficial “bootleg” recordings.
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