accept vs except

accept except

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete Accepted.
  • 2) obsolete Accepted.
  • 3) obsolete Accepted.
  • 4) obsolete Accepted.
  • 5) transitive To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
  • 6) transitive To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
  • 7) transitive To admit to a place or a group.
  • 8) transitive To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
  • 9) transitive To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
  • 10) transitive To endure patiently.
  • 11) transitive To regard as proper, usual, true, or to believe in.
  • 12) transitive To receive or admit to; to agree to; to assent to; to submit to.
  • 13) transitive To endure patiently.
  • 14) transitive, law, business To agree to pay.
  • 15) intransitive To receive something willingly.
  • 16) transitive, law, business To agree to pay.
  • 17) transitive To receive, especially with a consent, with favour, or with approval.
  • 18) transitive To receive officially
  • 19) transitive To receive as adequate or satisfactory.
  • 20) transitive To admit to a place or a group.
  • 21) intransitive To receive something willingly.
  • 22) transitive To receive officially
  • 23) be designed to hold or take
  • 24) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
  • 25) admit into a group or community
  • 26) receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
  • 27) consider or hold as true
  • 28) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
  • 29) receive willingly something given or offered
  • 30) make use of or accept for some purpose
  • 31) To receive or admit and agree to; accede or assent to: as, to accept a treaty, a proposal, an amendment, an excuse: often followed by of: as, I accept of the terms.
  • 32) To take or receive (something offered); receive with approbation or favor: as, he made an offer which was accepted.
  • 33) Accepted.
  • 34) To receive in a particular sense; understand: as, how is this phrase to be accepted? In com., to acknowledge, by signature, as calling for payment, and thus to promise to pay: as, to accept a bill of exchange, that is, to acknowledge the obligation to pay it when due. See acceptance. In a deliberative body, to receive as a sufficient performance of the duty with which an officer or a committee has been charged; receive for further action: as, the report of the committee was accepted.
  • 35) To listen favorably to; grant.
  • 36) To take (what presents itself or what befalls one); accommodate one's self to: as, to accept the situation.
  • 37) To endure resignedly or patiently.
  • 38) To regard as true; believe in.
  • 39) To understand as having a specific meaning.
  • 40) Medicine To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
  • 41) To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  • 42) To be able to hold (something applied or inserted).
  • 43) To take payment in the form of.
  • 44) To receive officially.
  • 45) Medicine To receive (a transplanted organ or tissue) without immunological rejection.
  • 46) To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval.
  • 47) To answer affirmatively.
  • 48) To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
  • 49) To consent to pay, as by a signed agreement.
  • 50) To admit to a group, organization, or place.
  • 51) To regard as proper, usual, or right.
  • 52) (Law) to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due.
  • 53) To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to.
  • 54) In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]
  • 55) (Eccl.) to show favoritism.
  • 56) (Law) to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been.
  • 57) (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay.
  • 58) To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
  • 59) (Law) to agree (on the part of the drawee) to pay it when due.
  • 60) (Eccl.) to show favoritism.
  • 61) To receive with favor; to approve.
  • 62) To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); ; -- often followed by of.
  • 63) (Com.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay.
  • 64) (Law) to agree that a writ or process shall be considered as regularly served, when it has not been.

Definitions

  • 1) intransitive To take exception, to object (to or against).
  • 2) transitive To exclude; to specify as being an exception.
  • 3) transitive To exclude; to specify as being an exception.
  • 4) intransitive To take exception, to object (to or against).
  • 5) take exception to
  • 6) prevent from being included or considered or accepted
  • 7) To take or leave out of consideration; exclude from a statement or category, as one or more of a number, or some particular or detail; omit or withhold: as, to except a few from a general condemnation.
  • 8) To object; take exception: now usually followed by to, but formerly sometimes by against: as, to except to a witness or to his testimony.
  • 9) Excepting; if it be not that; unless.
  • 10) Being excepted or left out; with the exception of; excepting: usually equivalent to but, but more emphatic.
  • 11) To object.
  • 12) To leave out; exclude.
  • 13) To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against.
  • 14) obsolete To object to; to protest against.
  • 15) obsolete To object to; to protest against.
  • 16) To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
  • 17) archaic Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.
  • 18) archaic Unless; used to introduce a hypothetical case in which an exception may exist.
  • 19) With the exception (that); used to introduce a clause, phrase or adverb forming an exception or qualification to something previously stated.
  • 20) Archaic Unless.
  • 21) If it were not for the fact that; only. Often used with that:
  • 22) Otherwise than.
  • 23) Archaic Unless.
  • 24) Unless; if it be not so that.
  • 25) With the exception of; but.
  • 26) With the exclusion of; other than; but.
  • 27) With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
  • 28) (except for) Were it not for.
  • 29) (except for) Were it not for.

Examples

  • 1) She then agreed to accept the money but give it to charity.
  • 2) Damage like this makes it very unlikely that a phone company will accept there is a manufacturing fault.
  • 3) You need support to accept your body as it is now.
  • 4) The agent accepted he did receive money but through an approved channel.
  • 5) The company accepts that it will be slow going for some time yet.
  • 6) Only original vouchers are valid and no photocopies will be accepted.
  • 7) He was ready to accept any warm body that would say yes.
  • 8) He accepts it is valid and is searching hard for the answers.
  • 9) The company also accepts that it still has not figured out how best to put advertising on mobile phones.
  • 10) They discussed it, and agreed he would accept if he were offered a place.
  • 11) The board agreed to accept the offer on Friday.
  • 12) It's far more useful to accept your body shape and eat healthily.
  • 13) Which of the following projects should the company accept to stay within the $1 million budget?
  • 14) If you accept criticism as valid, say so.
  • 15) In addition the lender agreed to accept interest-only payments for six months.
  • 16) If its proposal is accepted, the company will be saddled with a higher interest bill.
  • 17) The judge said the school's governing body accepted that the way it conducted the appeal was unfair.
  • 18) I accepted this and agreed to forget it.
  • 19) I love and accept my body completely.
  • 20) When he received a letter accepting his first book'it was like getting a letter from an unearthly address.
  • 21) Friends now accepts it received your request for a transfer before it imposed its moratorium and therefore agrees to the request for a partial transfer.
  • 22) The individual then received a penalty notice from police and is said to have agreed to accept three points on their licence for the offence.
  • 23) Although he would not accept or recognize it, he shows many of the signs of self-loathing.
  • 24) Society does not, of course, always recognize or accept that individual needs give rise to social problems.
  • 25) Once the problems are recognized and society accepts some degree of commitment in the battle against social evils then, naturally, public expenditure is bound to rise.
  • 26) What they don't "accept" is the idea, the concept, the notion, the thought of homosexuality.
  • 27) Their list of what judges do is something I wouldn't accept from a 6th grader.
  • 28) What these boneheads don't realize or want to accept is the fact that most of the steps Obama has to take now is to remedy the putrid mismanagement of the last eight years.
  • 29) The argument the administrators are asking us to accept is that lawful carriers suddenly become dangerous simply by stepping from a public street onto campus property.
  • 30) After Philadelphia, Eschenbach said he would never again accept a music directorship.
  • 31) What most leftists just can't accept is that in order for everyone to be better off, some people have to accumulate more than others in order for the whole of society to achieve their goals of elimination of poverty (i.e., the lack of basic human needs to survive without considerable physical pain).
  • 32) The reality that they are unwilling to accept is that if warming was in fact caused by humans, then no collective action on our part would be effective in halting it short of ceasing all electricity production and use of fossil fuels immediately.
  • 33) But, he warned: The one approach I will not accept is inaction.
  • 34) ‘Each individual job seeker approaches the job search in unique ways, so too will each one of you use your personal approach to accepting a job offer.’
  • 35) ‘He was delighted when Edinburgh Council agreed to accept the nativity scene sculpture and to display it in such a prominent position.’
  • 36) ‘For me, that moment was walking up the steps to the podium to accept the World Cup at home in Paris.’
  • 37) ‘Finally, she meets her secret friend face-to-face, accepts the book and thanks him for all he has done for David.’
  • 38) ‘I accepted the gift from him after being sure he had gotten permission to give it away.’
  • 39) ‘Donations were accepted on behalf of the bereaved.’
  • 40) ‘He has recently accepted a position as campaign manager for a candidate for United States senate.’
  • 41) ‘He worked there from 1981 to 1983 before accepting a position with Old Austin Country Club, where he worked until 1986.’
  • 42) ‘Dr. D, a young psychiatrist living with bipolar illness, had just accepted a faculty position in town.’
  • 43) ‘In April 2000 Popa accepted a position with the City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club.’
  • 44) ‘The Gillow bookcases in the Billiard Room were also accepted in lieu of tax.’
  • 45) ‘Most of my graduating students in science are having an uphill battle getting a job, and many are accepting positions they would not have considered five years ago.’
  • 46) ‘Jane accepts the position gratefully, even though it is monotonous, poor and obscure.’
  • 47) ‘Some employees feel coerced into accepting a supervisory position that they are not ready to fill-one reason being the higher compensation that accompanies it.’
  • 48) ‘For the next three years she oversaw the Czech Republic's developmental team, eventually accepting a coaching position in Florida.’
  • 49) ‘Before accepting the faculty position, he also had worked with Sharpe for 12 years at Skidmore.’
  • 50) ‘In accepting the position, he told the Board that he had at long last made his dearly departed mother very proud.’
  • 51) ‘She wanted to wait a year before accepting the position, so she could have time to be home with her baby.’
  • 52) ‘I accepted the position with one caveat: I wanted to have the blessing of my company and of the people I work for here.’
  • 53) ‘She accepted the position, and two years later, she took over as manager of the OR at the hospital's city campus.’
  • 54) ‘The proposal was accepted and a policy was issued by Powell on behalf of the Defendants.’
  • 55) ‘If he accepts the proposal, the NIU would be left with only nine members and would lose its status as a group.’
  • 56) ‘The type of train system - the options include elevated, ground, monorail, light rail - would be decided before accepting proposals, he said.’
  • 57) ‘O'Halloran also expressed anger at UnionsWA for meekly accepting the new proposals.’
  • 58) ‘It accepted a proposal from the Roads and Docks Committee.’
  • 59) ‘I'd be interested to learn why so few merger proposals are accepted.’
  • 60) ‘His business proposal was accepted and he and his Spanish-based partner have invested more than 1m to kick-start that market.’
  • 61) ‘However, that proposal was not accepted by the Government either.’
  • 62) ‘The proposal was accepted unanimously, as it was a few days later at the general International Socialist Congress.’
  • 63) ‘Sports Minister John O'Donoghue has accepted a proposal to build Athy's new swimming pool on a green field site.’
  • 64) ‘The Council accepted BWG's proposal and a group of interested parties and individuals was set up.’
  • 65) ‘The proposals accepted by South Ayrshire Council in February include a casino, multiplex cinema and houses.’
  • 66) ‘Villagers have been warned they could lose their church if controversial phone mast proposals are not accepted.’
  • 67) ‘There is no difficulty here and we do not intend to accept that proposal.’
  • 68) ‘Initially, employees refused to accept the government's proposal, claiming there was a lack of guarantees.’
  • 69) ‘Labour sources have indicated they are likely to accept the proposals for free dental checks as part of a larger package to improve dental healthcare.’
  • 70) ‘He said the union had no option but to accept the company's proposals.’
  • 71) ‘They tell farmers that we should accept the proposals because the WTO cuts are going to happen anyway.’
  • 72) ‘A month ago, the company gave staff a month to accept proposals which are aimed at achieving cost savings.’
  • 73) ‘He also urged councillors to accept the proposals for new special schools, which would also bring new primary schools.’
  • 74) ‘If I did that that would be as good as accepting him in marriage and I would never marry without love.’
  • 75) ‘She prefers her other suitor, George Neville, but when Griffith loses his inheritance for her sake she accepts him, hoping for a contented marriage without undue submission.’
  • 76) ‘Jane accepts Edward Rochester's hand in marriage, they linger in the garden for a few more moments, kissing.’
  • 77) ‘After Lucilla accepts him, he learns that their fathers planned their marriage when they were mere tots.’
  • 78) ‘He is not angry with her and says he feels lucky to be able to die in her arms and asks her to squeeze his hand if she accepts him as her husband.’
  • 79) ‘She knew she was being selfish for accepting him, for making him pay for her folly, but she was simply not strong enough to refuse him a second time.’
  • 80) ‘She also felt more than a little guilty thinking these sorts of thoughts towards Ian when she had so recently accepted Dan as her beau.’
  • 81) ‘He hated how she made him think she accepted him, and then crushed all his hopes and smiled triumphantly as he walked away dejected.’
  • 82) ‘He was surprised by the way she accepted him so readily, but he wasn't about to question her behavior when he was so overwhelmed.’
  • 83) ‘Not long ago she would have denied him, but she had finally accepted him.’
  • 84) ‘Other American students who have not yet been accepted to college use a gap year specifically to build their resumes.’
  • 85) ‘He's just going through the motions, like a high school senior who's already been accepted to college.’
  • 86) ‘Katie Charing, currently on a gap year, has been accepted into Somerville College, Oxford to study English.’
  • 87) ‘But for children of farmers in China, it is not easy to be accepted to college for higher education.’
  • 88) ‘You know, how your big sis worked really hard and finally got accepted by the college of her dreams?’
  • 89) ‘On finishing secondary school I was accepted for agricultural college.’
  • 90) ‘Somehow or another I managed to get the right combination of honours and passes to be accepted at college.’
  • 91) ‘We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Spellstones College of Sorcery and Witchcraft.’
  • 92) ‘He had been accepted to a good college somewhere in Florida and would be leaving in a few short months to get settled into a dorm.’
  • 93) ‘But now, the only thing that matters is that I've been accepted into Boston College and now I can relax for a bit.’
  • 94) ‘You've been accepted into the best college and you're not going?’
  • 95) ‘She was accepted into the Aksorn College of Technology for a diploma course in Business Computing.’
  • 96) ‘If he wants to accept Visa charge cards, that's the cut Higgins must forfeit.’
  • 97) ‘accepted everywhere Visa is accepted so the recipient can buy exactly what they want.’
  • 98) ‘Use the cash cards at stores where Visa is accepted, on-line and at ATMs.’
  • 99) ‘All with the convenience of a card that has your name on it and is accepted anywhere they accept Visa.’
  • 100) ‘The number can be used from anywhere in the world, when dealing with any merchant who accepts Visa.’
  • 101) ‘However, official statistics show that there are just 3107 locations that accept Visa cards in Bulgaria.’
  • 102) ‘Other Faculties, notably Arts and Science, did not limit numbers so much as accept any student who met certain criteria.’
  • 103) ‘He may not accept Visa or Mastercard, but his service and efficiency is priceless.’
  • 104) ‘I love the people at my church; they have welcomed me and accepted me as one of their own very quickly.’
  • 105) ‘And, marvelously, he accepts us and welcomes us to his table of grace.’
  • 106) ‘Gee, does that mean I'm accepted into your approved pigpen of the cognoscenti?’
  • 107) ‘Faily had apparently claimed her into his gang, and Ainé had been accepted and welcomed by the rest of his gang.’
  • 108) ‘Nicoli had told her the society in London would accept her if Montague approved her.’
  • 109) ‘Jenny has four children aged 25-30 from a previous marriage and she says they all accept Kevin.’
  • 110) ‘Chris was a good guy who accepted Jerry while no one else would.’
  • 111) ‘Laughter and agreement came from the 4 men at the table, and Parker knew he was now accepted by the other men.’
  • 112) ‘He feels as though he is accepted in this community, he belongs.’
  • 113) ‘I've seen too much so I know that a woman who I've never met wouldn't willingly accept me.’
  • 114) ‘He knows all are sinners and believes Jesus accepts all.’
  • 115) ‘Jeez, Ashlyn, is it impossible to believe he accepts you now?’
  • 116) ‘Not everyone is going to accept us for our beliefs, but so long as we try to embrace them and let them learn we are in the right.’
  • 117) ‘The simple truth is, most people I've come across HAVEN'T accepted me or my beliefs.’
  • 118) ‘The Supporters Club was accepted by Spurs and is now officially affiliated to the famous English League Club.’
  • 119) ‘I am not asking you to accept me, just if at all possible tolerate me.’
  • 120) ‘And if it does, you can't expect everyone to stand around and accept you as you are.’
  • 121) ‘However, she said it would still accept debit cards and allow transactions to be made through other card readers in the store.’
  • 122) ‘It also accepts pre Euro coins and both can be left at the Pet Proud shop in Eyre Street, Newbridge.’
  • 123) ‘The phone would not accept the card in any direction we inserted it.’
  • 124) ‘But this machine accepts only coins of the denominations Re. 1 and Rs.5.’
  • 125) ‘‘But if machines are accepting the Thai coins, then they have left those margins too wide,’ Mr Whoriskey said.’
  • 126) ‘The only recorded fault on any of the machines in October was on Wednesday October 20 when one of the machines would not accept coins.’
  • 127) ‘For my part I would accept those propositions as broadly correct.’
  • 128) ‘He accepts the proposition that he instinctively warms to people he perceives as battlers against the system.’
  • 129) ‘Yet if we accept the proposition that we live in a global economy, we need to consider how we're going to make our voices heard.’
  • 130) ‘To believe that, one would have to accept the premise that forests need loggers in order to thrive.’
  • 131) ‘Berkeley believes that this premise is accepted by all the modern philosophers.’
  • 132) ‘Only in the last four or five years has that idea been recognized and accepted by other museums, the architect pointed out.’
  • 133) ‘She accepted this as a correct empirical finding.’
  • 134) ‘Professional practice may change over time so that what was once accepted as the correct procedure is no longer considered to be respectable or responsible.’
  • 135) ‘Gloucester believed the tale and accepted the ‘miracle’ as a sign that he was meant to live.’
  • 136) ‘Kekulé's theory was not entirely correct but was accepted for many years.’
  • 137) ‘In spite of this obvious contradiction the time paradox was enthusiastically accepted.’
  • 138) ‘With a swift nod Hope accepted this as correct and began to help Faith once more.’
  • 139) ‘I am entitled to speak to an audience who I know accepts my fundamental premises.’
  • 140) ‘This goes against all accepted principles of counselling.’
  • 141) ‘We also want a system that is based on sound principles accepted by the broad community.’
  • 142) ‘Our word of caution to the aspirants is to accept that the positions of Member of Parliament are limited and there can only be one person at a time.’
  • 143) ‘And as he prepares to return to former club Cambridge United tomorrow, the 33-year-old accepts City are reaching a vital period in their campaign.’
  • 144) ‘Judge Paul Hoffman accepted Lane was ‘a thoroughly decent young man’ with no previous convictions until the accident.’
  • 145) ‘His ideas have not been widely accepted in London.’
  • 146) ‘It is now widely accepted that CO2 emission is a kind of pollution.’
  • 147) ‘It was a shameful thing for Jim to admit, but he accepted responsibility for what he had done.’
  • 148) ‘Surely any deficiency in the Pension Fund was the sole responsibility of the Wiltshire County Council and they should have accepted liability.’
  • 149) ‘And he came forward and immediately confessed and accepted his responsibility.’
  • 150) ‘The payment, which the Department for Education and Skills said it was making without accepting liability, was in respect of his libel and unfair dismissal claims.’
  • 151) ‘Last month her lawyers said the Ministry of Defence had accepted liability for her husband's death.’
  • 152) ‘My Lord, that is agreed and I accept the liability to pay costs.’
  • 153) ‘To legalise it in that form would be to accept liability and sooner or later the court cases would flood in.’
  • 154) ‘They prefer to point the finger of blame elsewhere, and refuse to accept responsibility for their role in allowing sectarianism to prosper.’
  • 155) ‘He added: ‘Cliff accepts full responsibility, and we are willing to put out another leaflet apologising for the mistake.’’
  • 156) ‘The Prime Minister's told the 7.30 Report, he accepts responsibility.’
  • 157) ‘Don't try this at home, folks - and the Evening Press would like to stress that it accepts no responsibility for those taking part in the firewalk, who do so at their own risk.’
  • 158) ‘The Metropolitan Police accepts full responsibility for this.’
  • 159) ‘The Department head Ric Smith says he accepts responsibility.’
  • 160) ‘It accepts no responsibility for any political outcomes.’
  • 161) ‘Every department blames the other and no one accepts responsibility.’
  • 162) ‘In the same way Trowbridge Rugby Club accepts the responsibility for making rugby available to the youth of the area.’
  • 163) ‘A true leader is one who, without any qualms, accepts the responsibility for a failure.’
  • 164) ‘Expensive furniture and fittings have been ruined in the flood, but their problems will not be solved with a mop and bucket - because no-one is accepting responsibility for the faulty sewage pipe.’
  • 165) ‘In turn, local managers, clinicians and decision-makers need to get better at accepting responsibility and initiating and driving forward improvement and change.’
  • 166) ‘It's time we went back to accepting responsibility for our own actions.’
  • 167) ‘He accepted their silence tolerantly and moved in to stand beside Kaezik.’
  • 168) ‘We're not accepting or tolerating homophobia, xenophobia, racism, any of that.’
  • 169) ‘Many things that were not to be tolerated in a civilised society in 1968 are now accepted - if not always welcomed.’
  • 170) ‘As Americans now contemplate the road ahead, they need to accept three unpleasant facts.’
  • 171) ‘To what extent then, as a country and people, are we prepared to accept and tolerate shamelessness in public life?’
  • 172) ‘Buddhism first asks us not only to see the momentary and suffering character of the world, but also to have tolerance in accepting suffering as natural and not negative.’
  • 173) ‘In the 10 ½ years that he's been in jail, he hasn't once moaned - he's accepted his sentence.’
  • 174) ‘But this social system is paid for with much higher taxes than I believe would be accepted in the United States.’
  • 175) ‘It has to be accepted that cannabis is widely used and is seen by many as relatively harmless.’
  • 176) ‘After a while, she sort of grudgingly accepts him, and their relationship provides much of the comic relief in the series.’
  • 177) ‘Indications are the weapons inspectors will be accepted but hardly welcomed when they arrive Monday in Baghdad.’

Examples

  • 1) I won't spoil the climax except to say he manages somehow.
  • 2) Which is true in most cases except this one.
  • 3) except possibly not in front of eight thousand people.
  • 4) They feared being stuck in geographical groupings where they would share little in common except neighborhood.
  • 5) Not much can be done about the past cases except to grant them leave to stay.
  • 6) She had not slept except for tiny little naps during all that time.
  • 7) Fighters on their own could do little damage except to other fighters.
  • 8) The company has done very little except deliver impressive results through the booming and busting of the technology cycle.
  • 9) except she says it wasn't like that at all.
  • 10) He who ignores thy least command, what should teach him except thy pardon?
  • 11) except in this case, the stalker was his dad.
  • 12) except in many cases it's not their neighbours.
  • 13) But the two really share little in common except a loathing of Cambridge.
  • 14) So we have no interests in common, there is little to discuss except what she wants for lunch.
  • 15) It will not single out anyone as a successor to a bishop or archbishop except in rare cases when the incumbent is obviously old or very ill.
  • 16) except in the case of conviction for a criminal offence, there is no mechanism for removing them except at the ballot box.
  • 17) There is no objective way of explaining this drama except to say that it was a huge moment of forgetfulness, a mental lapse.
  • 18) except to say that I got through the first eight steps intact.
  • 19) Well, possibly - except for two teeny details.
  • 20) It is not the sort of football that hurts anyone - except possibly Newcastle.
  • 21) except, possibly, the absence of the goalkeeper.
  • 22) We don't know them, except to say hello.
  • 23) As for the fish, what can you say except that it's as fresh as it is possible to be?
  • 24) Possibly, except that relying on TV to build a sport is a dangerous game.
  • 25) True it is, that one can scarcely call _that_ education which teaches woman everything except herself, -- _except_ the things that relate to her own peculiar womanly destiny, and, on plea of the holiness of ignorance, sends her without one word of just counsel into the temptations of life.
  • 26) Interestingly, in most states, the law except in Florida requires you to walk away from a fight if you can, *except* in your own home, where you can shoot someone and it’s considered self-defense.
  • 27) What we were too dumb to realize was that the guys in Def Leppard hated the term “heavy metal,” and any member of the band would have given his right arm to avoid the label except for Rick Alien, I suppose.
  • 28) Throughout the ordeal, no one said a word except for a single monk they encountered in the sanctuary.
  • 29) They were told to start and no one said a word except Victor, who continued to complain as they counted out their punishment.
  • 30) Who here would know her name except someone who knew Nate, too?
  • 31) ‘I looked around, but it was dark outside except for one street light at the corner a short way ahead of me.’
  • 32) ‘Everything is very quiet, except for the occasional floomfing sound of snow falling off pine trees and cedars.’
  • 33) ‘John and Norma Major filmed entirely in grey tone, except for the peas.’
  • 34) ‘The discotheque becomes a free space, to which adults have no access, except for a minute glance through the door.’
  • 35) ‘In particular, don't put writing on it except for brand names or logos.’
  • 36) ‘Nearly everyone knew who I was except for one guy who kept accusing me of coming dressed as someone from The Simpsons.’
  • 37) ‘Everyone seems to fall under the mercy of the council except for Van the man.’
  • 38) ‘I love a trip to the cinema except for the rather sticky residue on the floor.’
  • 39) ‘The pup is pure white except for her black-skin ears, which have yet to grow their covering.’
  • 40) ‘All benchmarks in the region fell for the week except for Hong Kong, Singapore and India.’
  • 41) ‘The media coverage is always sensationalized here in the US except for possibly Public Radio.’
  • 42) ‘So we're all men of our word really… except for Elizabeth, who is in fact, a woman.’
  • 43) ‘She just goes on talking, without a pause, except for the coffee, and my mind wanders again.’
  • 44) ‘The first was a head and shoulders shot of her apparently naked except for a white feather boa wrapped round her shoulders.’
  • 45) ‘It helps that it's getting warmer and sunnier and more springlike, well except for the snow storm on the weekend.’
  • 46) ‘We were compatible at every level, except for my ethnic and religious background.’
  • 47) ‘In 2000, Al Gore… did not win a single one of these states except New Mexico.’
  • 48) ‘Spain established complete control over all the Italian states except Venice.’
  • 49) ‘I have a similar problem, except that mine is all to do with people who are lost.’
  • 50) ‘Mr Greeno in his first statement said nothing about this except that the owner was not CCUK.’
  • 51) ‘It felt like I was in the torture scene from a science fiction movie, except that it didn't hurt.’
  • 52) ‘It has nothing to do with it except that it has a lot to do with his own credibility on various issues.’
  • 53) ‘It was said to have a similar appearance to the original homestead, except that it was built in brick.’
  • 54) ‘So far, no word is out on where the show will be shot exactly, except that it will be somewhere near Panama.’
  • 55) ‘It's an impressive record, except that it loses some of its gloss on closer examination.’
  • 56) ‘The second half was really a mirror of the first, except that the Wolfhill defence was more solid.’
  • 57) ‘She had been unable to say where she was except that it was wooded.’
  • 58) ‘The Medium Lobster is a higher being, except that it doesn't look that way to us.’
  • 59) ‘Pretty ordinary flat type food I think except that we hardly ever had vegetables.’
  • 60) ‘It was like being in busy shipping lanes, except that they were full of whales.’
  • 61) ‘And this for a game which had no special appeal except that it featured the old rivals.’
  • 62) ‘Similar techniques are also being used to produce chocolate which is normal in every way, except that it is chewy.’
  • 63) ‘The main design of all the houses was the same except that it varied in size.’
  • 64) ‘He understood them, except that there were some parts he was not able to finish.’
  • 65) ‘There was a light, cool breeze, which was pleasant enough except that it made the skin feel chilled and clammy.’
  • 66) ‘It's all like home, except that here food is made and served with scrupulous hygiene.’
  • 67) ‘Technically, it's very similar to the prosthesis I have now, except for one major difference.’
  • 68) ‘The public transport is pretty good, except for the buses at rush hour when it's rather nasty.’
  • 69) ‘Till today he never talks about my work except to offer bits of useful criticism.’
  • 70) ‘There are a few abbreviations, things like SMTP and HTTP and such, that are specifically excepted from this rule.’
  • 71) ‘Not a creature was to be seen in the room or at the door as I passed out - always excepting the man with the cough.’
  • 72) ‘Yorkshire women were to be excepted from any criticism he added, because they ‘always have dinner on the table when you get home’.’
  • 73) ‘That was Edmund Wilson's judgment in 1950, and in view of the half century since I see no reason, not excepting Wilson's own career, to alter it.’
  • 74) ‘They also retain their share of misery, however, and misery is most of what you find in the other cities, not excepting the state capital.’
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