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1.1(sth different, unusual)excepción femininethe exception proves the rule — la excepción confirma la regla
- A capable display by the man in the middle is now the exception rather than the rule.
- Now the state welfare budget is being cut, and new rules will end these exceptions.
- I know it's a generalisation, and I'm always open to see the exceptions to the rule.
- In general the few exceptions are not allowed to be used as arguments for making bad law.
- The young girl featured in your article is the exception to the rule and I admire her for it.
- Those sort of mechanical problems are the exception rather than the rule nowadays.
- Luckily there is always an exception to every rule and this one is no different.
- While no two life sentences will be identical, exceptions to this general pattern will be rare.
- Mr Gray believes the road should be treated as an exception to the rules because it is terraced.
- There are a number of well-established exceptions to the general rule and their list is not closed.
- I have a friend and neighbour called Peter Thomson who is an exception to the general rule.
- Some play this rule with the exception that a spread of three aces can be held.
- An exception puts a rule to test, it does not and cannot prove it in any way.
- There were only a few exceptions to this general pattern of noninvolvement.
- The exceptions to the rule are on our coasts and hills - just where objectors do not want them to be.
- Most give pretty basic info with not a lot of flash, but there are always exceptions to the rule.
- An exception to this general rule is formed by a cheque which bears on its front the letter R.
- Meldrew and Greengrass, though, are the exceptions rather than the rule, she says.
- There are always exceptions to the rule, but in general I think this is true.
- There is an endless list of possible exceptions to this general outlook that may arise during the game.
1.2(exclusion)excepción femininewith the exception of sth/sb — con / a excepción de algo/algn
- without exception — sin excepción
- to make an exception — hacer una excepción
2(offense)to take exception to sth — ofenderse por algo
- I take exception to that remark — ese comentario me parece ofensivo
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