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Definition of But

  • Except; besides; save.
  • Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; -- elliptical, for but that.
  • Otherwise than that; that not; -- commonly, after a negative, with that.
  • Only; solely; merely.
  • On the contrary; on the other hand; only; yet; still; however; nevertheless; more; further; -- as connective of sentences or clauses of a sentence, in a sense more or less exceptive or adversative; as, the House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate dissented; our wants are many, but quite of another kind.
  • The outer apartment or kitchen of a two-roomed house; -- opposed to ben, the inner room.
  • A limit; a boundary.
  • The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. Now disused in this sense, being replaced by butt2}. See 1st Butt.
  • See Butt v., and Abut v.
  • and nothing more

How to use but in a sentence. But pronunciation.

They gave thee sour bread to eat ere thy going, but yet thee didst grind the flour for the baking.
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After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
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But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
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The door was open, but I could see no one.
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I drew near with a kind of fear, but yet I came to the door and looked in.
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As I looked into the dusk, my limbs trembled under me, for who should be sitting there, a half-finished chair between his knees, but Soolsby the old chair-maker!
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By now I had recovered myself, for it was no ghost I saw, but a human being more distraught than was myself.
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But I said coldly, and with what was near to anger, that he should link his name and fate with that of Luke Claridge: "Which of ye two goes first is God's will, and according to His wisdom.
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I thought him a little mad, but yet his speech had seemed not without dark meaning.
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And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
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That is what his father was, the last Earl, and that is what he is who left my door but now.
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I had but come back in time-a day later, and he would have sat here and seen me in the Pit below before giving way.
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All but one," said he, "and that is my own, for it was his mind upon Soolsby the drunken chair-maker.
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When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
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But the years go on, and friends have an end.
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And he would say no more, but would walk with me even to my father's door.
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In degree it has ever been so; but now it is like a constant frown upon his forehead.
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I think he is ever setting thee off against Lord Eglington; and that is foolish, for Eglington is but a man of the earth earthy.
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But that the Prince Pasha of Egypt has set up a claim against my uncle's property is evil news; though, thanks be to God, as my father says, we have enough to keep us fed and clothed and housed.
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But do thee keep enough of thy inheritance to bring thee safe home again to those who love thee.
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Examples of But

Example #1
Thee didst frighten all who knew thee with thy doings that mad midsummer time.
Example #2
Does thee love them still?
Example #3
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #4
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #5
The door was open, but I could see no one.
Example #6
So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.