barring

preposition
bar·​ring | \ ˈbär-iŋ How to pronounce barring (audio) \

Definition of barring

: excluding by exception : excepting … they knew that, barring a miracle, they would never be able to save the large cash outlay required …— Warner Olivier

Examples of barring in a Sentence

No one, barring the magician himself, knows how the trick is done. we'll be there, barring rain or some other unexpected problem

First Known Use of barring

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barring was in the 15th century

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“Barring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barring. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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barring

preposition
bar·​ring

Kids Definition of barring

: aside from the possibility of Barring an emergency, I'll be there.

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