excepting a relatively small number of children, every illegal immigrant in the U.S. entered knowing they were breaking the law.
The pieces are near-identical, excepting the signature buttons on the Chanel suit and a few small tailoring details.
I saw houses, empty and silent, with neither light nor life about any of them excepting one.
But then, excepting Strike and his plucky assistant, Robin, almost no one in this story is particularly nice.
excepting flax, the average yield was excellent; wheat almost universally graded near the top.
A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it.
Who wants to see him succeed, excepting perhaps his mother—who's dead before he does it?
excepting, however, in their enthusiasm, no two men could be less alike in character.
I feel almost as well as ever I did, excepting a little shaky, and with a smart here and there in the burned places.
No water, excepting the emergency ration you have up there in the box.
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.).