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Only, except and not including


adjective, adverb, conjunction

used for showing that a statement does not apply to anything or anyone else except the person, thing, action, place etc that you are mentioning


conjunction, preposition

used for introducing the only person, thing, or fact that is not included in your main statement



used for saying that you are not including someone or something in what you are saying


adverb, preposition

used in negative sentences to mean ‘except’


adverb, conjunction, preposition

used especially after words such as ‘nothing’, ‘everyone’, or ‘anything’ to mean ‘except’






used for saying that you are not including a person or thing in what you are saying

exclusive of something

not including something

with the exception of

used for saying that someone or something is not included in what you are saying

otherwise than

in any way except the way that you are mentioning

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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