Except

Definition of Except

Ex`cept´   Pronunciation: ĕk`sĕpt´
v. t.1.To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
[imp. & p. p. Excepted; p. pr. & vb. n. Excepting.]
Who never touched
The excepted tree.
- Milton.
Wherein (if we only except the unfitness of the judge) all other things concurred.
- Bp. Stillingfleet.
2.To object to; to protest against.
v. i.1.To take exception; to object; - usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.
Except thou wilt except against my love.
- Shak.
prep.1.With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
God and his Son except,
Created thing naught valued he nor . . . shunned.
- Milton.
conj.1.Unless; if it be not so that.
And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
- Gen. xxxii. 26.
But yesterday you never opened lip,
Except, indeed, to drink.
- Tennyson.

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