Definition of except :
1. To object to; to protest against.
2. To take exception; to object; - usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.
3. To take or leave out ( anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
4. Unless; if it be not so that.
5. With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
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dismiss (part of speech: verb)
qualify (part of speech: verb)
- Just now I don't want to think of anybody or anything except my mother." - "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
- Mamma hasn't another soul except me to depend on. - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.
- I would have seen no one to- day, no one, except you or Rudyard. - "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.