[ US /ɪkˈsɛpʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɛksˈɛpʃən/ ]
  1. an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
    all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child
    an exception tests the rule
  2. grounds for adverse criticism
    his authority is beyond exception
  3. a deliberate act of omission
    with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news
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How To Use exception In A Sentence

  • Everyone's at it - apart from a few notable and honourable exceptions. The Sun
  • The Israelis already possess them, operating disingenuously and outside international norms again, an exceptionalism granted by the United States’ favor andmight. The Volokh Conspiracy » Pro-Palestinian “Peace Activists”
  • This investment trust has delivered exceptional returns over the past few years by riding a wave of mergers, acquisitions and innovation. Times, Sunday Times
  • A few talented writers en dowed with originality and exceptional animation, a few brilliant efforts, isolated, without following, interrupted and recommenced, did not suffice to endow a nation with a solid and imposing basis of literary wealth. Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian
  • With the exception of one guy, whose name escapes me right now, the DJs are a pretty poor bunch too.
  • But without exception, these big operations use leased land, with tenures typically of two to five years.
  • If you buy into the grave danger proposed exception to jl, I wonder how drunk the guy has to be to constitue grave danger. The Volokh Conspiracy » Chief Justice Roberts Dissents from Denial of Fourth Amendment Case — Again
  • At least Kant had the virtue of rigid consistency and did not make casuistic exceptions. The Volokh Conspiracy » It’s Official: Kinder, Gentler Military Commissions:
  • With very few exceptions, however, Cabernet Sauvignon was left to command California's highest wine prices, Merlot to swell sales volumes.
  • I am talking about total output and overall patterns here, not exceptions to the rule.
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