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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“Except for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/except%20for. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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