exclusive of

preposition

: not taking into account
there were four of us exclusive of the guide

Examples of exclusive of in a Sentence

all food and beverages are included in the price, exclusive of any alcoholic drinks ordered from the bar
Recent Examples on the Web The compensation system caps base cash pay at $350,000 for all employees (exclusive of signing bonuses) plus stock options, which for a high-level executive will make up the bulk of pay. Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2023 China now joins this most elite and exclusive of clubs. Jonathan O'Callaghan, Scientific American, 14 May 2021 The deal could hold non-defense discretionary spending in 2024, exclusive of veterans’ programs, at roughly 2022 levels, and save about $1 trillion in spending over the next decade. The Editors, National Review, 30 May 2023 For the Well-heeled Even the most exclusive of Antarctic vessels hold no less than 100 passengers. Brad Japhe, Travel + Leisure, 9 Apr. 2023 About Tesla’s entrance into the most exclusive of corporate clubs, the latter has nothing to do with the title of this piece. John Tamny, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 With Haute Couture Week collections normally worn by young, waif-like models, the Italian label's creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli offered two things rarely seen on the most exclusive of runways: gray hair and refreshingly average body sizes. CNN, 27 Jan. 2022 The record, which Forbes received an exclusive of, is the lead track off Kardon’s Planet Cyclops compilation, dropping May 7. Lisa Kocay, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Doom Patrol started as an exclusive of DC Universe, and then after HBO Max launched season 2 debuted on both platforms. Christian Holub, EW.com, 12 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exclusive of was in 1722

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“Exclusive of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclusive%20of. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

exclusive of

preposition
: not taking into account
for five days exclusive of today
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