He then added, unhelpfully, “All English writers are the same; Walter Scott excepted, all lack a plot.”
The Republicans are going to oppose it to a person (well, Mark Kirk excepted, maybe).
Today he is claimed like no other 20th-century writer—Orwell not excepted—by both sides of the political spectrum.
But I want to catch our next post—to-morrow, then, excepting what is to be excepted!
These excepted, the only survivors of this tragic scene were Capts.
Whereat Colonel Starbottle excepted, had no more questions to ask, and Gabriel was commanded to stand aside.
I know more about it than anyone else in the world, its present owner not excepted.
The excepted trades are directly under the charge of competent officials, and the articles sold at cost.
Delaware and Pennsylvania were excepted by special royal intervention.
"I believe I excepted Raphael," said Dalrymple, with his national accuracy.
late 14c., "to receive," from Middle French excepter (12c.), from Latin exceptus, past participle of excipere "take out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + capere "to take" (see capable). Meaning "to leave out" is from 1510s. Related: Excepted; excepting. Adjectival function led to use as a preposition, conjunction (late 14c.).