but 1 of 3

as in except
not including brought everything but the kitchen table to the campground

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but

2 of 3

adverb

as in just
nothing more than she is but a child and too young to understand such things

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but

3 of 3

conjunction

as in excepting
if it were not for the fact that I would have said something but I was too chicken

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“But.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/but. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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