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The whole team was there, except Pete, who was sick.
The store is open every day from 9:00 to 5:00, except on Sundays.
Not a sound was heard except the wind howling.
She was dressed all in black except for a white lace collar.
Airline officials had nothing to tell us except that the flight had been delayed.
I hardly ever get a chance to study, except when the children have gone to bed.
He did nothing all day except sit around and watch television.
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