barring

preposition
bar·​ring | \ˈbär-iŋ \

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

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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

preposition

English Language Learners Definition of barring

—used to say that something will happen unless something else happens

: other than (someone or something)

barring

preposition
bar·​ring

Kids Definition of barring

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

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