except for

preposition

Definition of except for

1 : with the exception of
  • everyone was gone except for me
2 : were it not for
  • except for you I would be dead

Examples of except for in a Sentence

  1. except for newscasts, I hardly watch any television at all

First Known Use of except for

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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