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exclude someone or something from something

to leave someone or something out of something; to leave someone or something off a list. Did you mean to exclude me from the party? I excluded chocolate cake from the shopping list.
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present company excepted

  (British, American & Australian humorous) also present company excluded (American humorous)
something that you say which means that the criticism you have just made does not describe the people who are listening to you now People just don't know how to dress in this country, present company excepted, of course.
See also: company, except, present
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It also held that the anti-concurrent cause provisions in the insurance contracts were ambiguous and unenforceable in the hurricane-related loss context to the extent that such language, "purport[s] to exclude from coverage losses that would otherwise be covered, such as wind damage, when that covered loss happens to accompany water damage (an excluded loss).
Most researchers exclude people who know they are sick before they enter a study on the risk of dying.
Christian churches do not exclude from the table those who have physical ailments or psychological troubles.
A limited warranty sufficient to exclude or modify a housing merchant implied warranty must be written in plain English and must clearly disclose that the warranty is a limited warranty which limits implied warranties on the sale of the new home and the words "limited warranty" must be clearly and conspicuously captioned at the beginning of the warranty document.
Moreover, the self yearns to rediscover its basic identity with God, a unity that happens to exclude other people who are "different" or relegate them to lower levels of a developmental hierarchy.
What this approach tends to exclude is the plurality of values and perspectives that shape particular moral communities.
However, Jane may exclude the remaining $11,000 gain because she is not required to allocate any gain to the business use since both the property's residential and business portions are within the same dwelling unit.
A third CFC issue in Amdahl concerns whether and how section 959(b) applies to a water's-edge group, and specifically whether its provisions to exclude from income previously taxed earnings and profits apply in California.
Supreme Court had established that a trial court should exclude expert testimony if it concludes there is too great an analytical gap between the data and the opinion offered.
As such, we, and our investors and analysts, exclude this stock-based compensation expense when assessing the cash generating performance of our operations.
Operating results for the following geographic segments exclude the restructuring charge taken in the fourth fiscal quarter.
For purposes of FICA, FUTA and Federal income tax withholding, "wages" do not include any benefit provided to, or on behalf of, an employee if it is reasonable to believe that the employee will be able to exclude such benefit from income under Sec.
Smith must include the punitive portion of the award in his gross income but would exclude the $250,000 payment for actual physical injuries.