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All the team were there except Eddie Stratton, who was ill.
The shop is open every day 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's done nothing all day except sit around and watch television.
This is the British English definition of except. View American English definition of except.
old and in bad condition, or no longer effective
a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the timeadd a word
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