exceptpreposition, conjunctionuk /ɪkˈsept/ us /ɪkˈsept/
- She won't eat anything except chicken nuggets and chips.
- The proposed change in the law would make abortion illegal except for strictly defined medical reasons.
- She rarely ventured outside, except when she went to stock up on groceries at the corner shop.
- The soldiers slept at night, except for one who stayed awake to keep watch.