1also except for(apart from)menosexceptosalvoeveryone was invited except (for) me — todos estaban invitados menos / excepto / salvo yo
- I'd do anything for you, except give up my job — haría cualquier cosa por ti, menos / excepto / salvo dejar mi trabajo
- I hardly see her these days except at work — salvo / excepto en el trabajo, apenas la veo últimamente
2except for — si no fuera por
- I'd tell you, except for the fact that … — te lo diría, si no fuera por el hecho de que …
1archaic(unless)a menos que
- Till today he never talks about my work except to offer bits of useful criticism.
2except that / (informal) except — pero
- I'd stay longer, except (that) I have to be up early tomorrow — me quedaría un rato más, pero / si no fuera porque mañana me tengo que levantar temprano
- And this for a game which had no special appeal except that it featured the old rivals.
- Pretty ordinary flat type food I think except that we hardly ever had vegetables.
- The public transport is pretty good, except for the buses at rush hour when it's rather nasty.
- It felt like I was in the torture scene from a science fiction movie, except that it didn't hurt.
- The main design of all the houses was the same except that it varied in size.
- It's an impressive record, except that it loses some of its gloss on closer examination.
- So far, no word is out on where the show will be shot exactly, except that it will be somewhere near Panama.
- There was a light, cool breeze, which was pleasant enough except that it made the skin feel chilled and clammy.
- It was said to have a similar appearance to the original homestead, except that it was built in brick.
- It's all like home, except that here food is made and served with scrupulous hygiene.
- The Medium Lobster is a higher being, except that it doesn't look that way to us.
- She had been unable to say where she was except that it was wooded.
- The second half was really a mirror of the first, except that the Wolfhill defence was more solid.
- It was like being in busy shipping lanes, except that they were full of whales.
- Similar techniques are also being used to produce chocolate which is normal in every way, except that it is chewy.
- He understood them, except that there were some parts he was not able to finish.
- Mr Greeno in his first statement said nothing about this except that the owner was not CCUK.
- I have a similar problem, except that mine is all to do with people who are lost.
- It has nothing to do with it except that it has a lot to do with his own credibility on various issues.
- Technically, it's very similar to the prosthesis I have now, except for one major difference.
1formal(exclude)exceptuarto except sth/sb from sth — exceptuar algo/a algn de algo formal
- Yorkshire women were to be excepted from any criticism he added, because they ‘always have dinner on the table when you get home’.
- 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.
- 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.
- There are a few abbreviations, things like SMTP and HTTP and such, that are specifically excepted from this rule.
- 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.
- Many national-liberation struggles, not excepting Israel's fight for existence in the 1940s, have seen violence against civilians: think Ireland or Kenya.
2excepted past participle, (after noun: as preposition)exceptocon excepción dea excepción deexceptuando aFred excepted, everyone seemed happy — con / a excepción de Fred / exceptuando a Fred, todos parecían contentos