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apart from

Except for; excluding. Apart from math, my grades are very good this semester. I love this car—apart from the price tag, of course.
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live apart (from someone)

To live in a separate location from someone with whom one formerly shared a house. My parents aren't divorced, but they've been living apart for the last few years. I just think we should live apart from each other for a while, at least until all these legal issues are resolved.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

live apart

(from someone) to live separated from a person whom one might be expected to live with. John lives apart from his wife, who has a job in another city. He lives apart, but they are still married.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

apart from

Also, aside from. Besides, except for. For example, Apart from jogging occasionally in the park, she gets no exercise, or Aside from Sunday dinner with his parents they have not gone out for months. The first term dates from the early 1600s, the variant from the early 1800s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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'When I think,' said he, 'of the many years--many in thy short life-- that thou has lived with me; of my monotonous existence, knowing no companions of thy own age nor any childish pleasures; of the solitutde in which thou has grown to be what thou art, and in which thou hast lived apart from nearly all thy kind but one old man; I sometimes fear I have dealt hardly by thee, Nell.'
The more I lived apart from society, and in proportion as my wretchedness subsided from the violent throb of agonized passion into the dulness of habitual pain, the more frequent and vivid became such visions as that I had had of Prague--of strange cities, of sandy plains, of gigantic ruins, of midnight skies with strange bright constellations, of mountain-passes, of grassy nooks flecked with the afternoon sunshine through the boughs: I was in the midst of such scenes, and in all of them one presence seemed to weigh on me in all these mighty shapes--the presence of something unknown and pitiless.
It is perfectly true that we lived apart from one another all the time, in different towns.
Impassive, moody, solitary, resolute, so concentrated on one idea, and on its attendant fixed purpose, that he would share it with no fellow- creature, he lived apart from human life.
As one mother, who has lived apart from her children for four years, explained: "A lot of people think that if you don't live with your children then you must have hurt them.
Matilde often lived apart from her family so she could teach children in remote mountain communities.
Since then, he has lived apart from his family, which could not afford to care for him at home.
As a husband, for example, he has always lived apart from his wife so that people won't make the usual judgments about their interracial marriage.
In 1998 Thomas McAdams claimed the $25,000 married filing separately Social Security base amount because he was married and believed he lived apart from his wife, Norma, for the entire year.
The Tory peer has lived apart from other prisoners and had meals in the privacy of the medical wing because of his job as a hospital orderly.
George V and Queen Mary's epileptic son, John, lived apart from the family and was never seen in public.
A "separate liability" election if the taxpayer filed jointly and, at the time of the election, is no longer married to, is legally separated from or lived apart from the other spouse for the past 12 months, under Sec.
In all, she lived apart from her family and friends for fifteen months.
In the West Indies as a boy, I attended a multiracial school; but at home lived apart from non-white neighbours.
Though he normally lived apart from them, he'd been staying with the family for the past four weeks because in Hawick, Roxburgh-shire, on Friday morning.