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

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Examples of except for in a Sentence

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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The first known use of except for was in the 15th century

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