How to use
uncountable and countable
something or someone that is not included in a general statement or does not follow a rule or pattern
It's been cold, but today's an exception.
with the exception of somebody/something
We all laughed, with the exception of Maggie.
Each plant, without exception, contains some kind of salt.
With one or two
, there are few women conductors.
With a few minor exceptions, the new edition is much like the previous one.
The law applies to all EU countries; Britain is
We don't usually accept checks, but for you we'll
make an exception
not include you in this rule
The spelling of this word is an interesting
exception to the rule
Successful two-career couples are still
the exception, not the rule
used to emphasize that something is unusual
somebody/something is the exception that proves the rule
used to say that the fact that something is not true or does not exist in one situation emphasizes the fact that it is true or exists in general
Most people here are very dedicated; I'm afraid Rhea's the exception that proves the rule.
take exception to something
to be angry or upset because of something
Tom took great exception to my remark about Americans.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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