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Definition of Exception

  • The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
  • That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
  • An objection, oral or written, taken, in the course of an action, as to bail or security; or as to the decision of a judge, in the course of a trail, or in his charge to a jury; or as to lapse of time, or scandal, impertinence, or insufficiency in a pleading; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts something before granted.
  • An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or against.
  • a deliberate act of omission
  • an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
  • grounds for adverse criticism

How to use exception in a sentence. Exception pronunciation.

This was the rule in Carson-any other kind of partition was the rare exception.
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Indians brought brush and bushes several miles on their backs; and when we could catch a laden Indian it was well-and when we could not (which was the rule, not the exception), we shivered and bore it.
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Indeed, with the exception of Polish, Russian is probably the greatest language in the world, in richness, variety, definiteness, and elegance.
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With the exception of "The Cloak," Gogol had by 1840 written little to indicate the direction that the best part of Russian literature was to take.
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Even apart from its unfinished shape, it is characterised by that formlessness so distinctive of the great Russian novelists the sole exception being Turgenev.
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With the exception of Turgenev's quiet but profound pessimism, his temperament was very similar to that of the great German-such a man will surely incur the hatred of the true Reformer type.
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Turgenev is the great exception, and in this field he stands in Russian literature without a rival, even among the professional poets.
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The next novel, "A House of Gentlefolk,"* is, with the possible exception of "Fathers and Children," Turgenev's masterpiece.
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This is the reason why the novel, with the exception of one nice old woman, does not contain a single living character, a single living soul, but only some sort of abstract ideas, and various movements which are personified and called by proper names.
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These prophetically true words constitute a great exception to the prevailing contemporary criticism, which, as has been seen, was passionately unjust.
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The novelist said that with the exception of Bazarov's views on art, he himself was in agreement with practically all of the ideas expressed by the great iconoclast.
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With the single exception of Bazarov, no such mistake is possible in Turgenev's work; and the misunderstanding in that case was caused principally by the fact that Bazarov, with all his powerful individuality, stood for a political principle.
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The intention of the author seems to have been to write a scathing and terrible satire on provincial society, where every one almost without exception is represented as absolutely selfish, absolutely conceited, and absolutely heartless.
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With the possible exception of "Taras Bulba," "War and Peace" is the greatest historical romance in the Russian language, perhaps the greatest in any language.
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Under this verse there is positively no exception of any request that may not be made known unto God.
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After about four days out from San Antonio, the health of the men became very good, and continued so through the whole route, with the exception of occasional cases of prostration from heat, and slight fevers, the Summer being unusually hot.
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From this time forward my faith remained fixed with but one exception.
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But, instead of arriving on the evening of the 27th, the Emperor had traveled with such speed, that, on the 26th at ten o'clock in the morning, he was at the gates of the palace of Fontainebleau; and consequently, with the exception of the grand marshal, a courier, and the gate-keeper of Fontainebleau, he found no one to receive him on his descent from the carriage.
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I must, however, make an exception of some which I presented for the Cerf-Berr brothers, who claimed payment for supplies furnished the armies of the republic; for to them the Emperor was always inexorable.
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With the exception of M. de Meneval, secretary of orders of the Empress, and M. Ballouhai, superintendent of expenses, no man was admitted into the private apartments of the Empress without an order from the Emperor; and the ladies even, except the lady of honor and the lady of attire, were received only after making an appointment with the Empress.
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Examples of Exception

Example #1
And if you stood in a dark room and your neighbors in the next had lights, the shadows on your canvas told queer secrets sometimes!
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But the walls could stand it-at least the partitions could, for they consisted simply of one thickness of white "cotton domestic" stretched from corner to corner of the room.
Example #3
I confess, without shame, that I expected to find masses of silver lying all about the ground.
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It was very cold weather and fuel was scarce.
Example #5
It is also capable of saying much in little, and saying it with tremendous force.
Example #6
Compared with Russian, the English language is decidedly weak in synonyms, and in the various shades of meaning that make for precision.