except for (someone or something)

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except for (someone or something)

1. Excluding someone or something. Everyone turned their project in on time except for Brian. I'm having a pretty good day—well, except for that boring meeting this morning.
2. If not for something. I'm sorry, I would have called you except for all this work I have to get done.
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except for

Also, with the exception of. Other than, were it not for. For example, Except for Jack, everyone came to the party, or With the exception of the weather, everything went extremely well. [c. 1600]
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except for

Were it not for: I would join you except for my cold.
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No one was seriously hurt except for one person who sustained a leg wound.
Except for one cancelled Emirates Hong Kong-Bangkok flight Tuesday, airline operations into and out of Thailand appear to be operating normally and without disruption despite this week's bloodless military coup.
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Ranged around the newly established gallery's compact interior were twelve wall- and floor-mounted constructions and framed works on paper, all from 2005 except for one triptych, La Combe, from 2004.
We see most of the mills are going to close except for one.
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Nelson also promised Dobson during a phone call that he will not support filibusters against any of Bush's court nominees except for one nominee, Henry Saad.
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You have an ordinary friendship, except for one thing--Viviana lives in Chile, and you live in California.
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All of the victims were females, except for one male with long hair whose appearance might have suggested the presence of a female.
Except for one green-behind-the-gills Marine sitting directly behind me, the extraction went quickly and smoothly.
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