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.
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.).