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exception  

  ( exceptions    plural  )
1       n-count   An exception is a particular thing, person, or situation that is not included in a general statement, judgment, or rule.  
oft with the N of n, with N  
Few guitarists can sing as well as they can play; Eddie, however, is an exception..., There were no floral offerings at the ceremony, with the exception of a single red rose..., The law makes no exceptions..., With few exceptions, guests are booked for week-long visits.     
2    If you make a general statement, and then say that something or someone is no exception, you are emphasizing that they are included in that statement.  
no exception             phrase   v-link PHR     (emphasis)    Marketing is applied to everything these days, and books are no exception..., Most people have no real idea how to change to healthy food, and Maureen was no exception.     
3    If you are making a general statement and you say that something is the exception that proves the rule, you mean that although it seems to contradict your statement, in most other cases your statement will be true.  
the exception that proves the rule      phrase   exception and V inflect, usu v-link PHR  
Wine-making and accountants don't usually go together, but Thierry Hasard is an exception that proves the rule.     
4    If you take exception to something, you feel offended or annoyed by it, usually with the result that you complain about it.  
take exception to something      phrase   V inflects   (=object)  
He also took exception to having been spied on...     
5    You use with the exception of to introduce a thing or person that is not included in a general statement that you are making.  
with the exception of      prep-phrase  
Yesterday was a day off for everybody, with the exception of Lawrence...     
6    You use without exception to emphasize that the statement you are making is true in all cases.  
without exception      phrase   PHR with cl/group, PHR after v     (emphasis)    The vehicles are without exception old, rusty and dented...     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exception     ( exceptions    plural  )
1       n-count   An exception is a particular thing, person, or situation that is not included in a general statement, judgment, or rule.  
oft with the N of n, with N  
Few guitarists can sing as well as they can play; Eddie, however, is an exception..., There were no floral offerings at the ceremony, with the exception of a single red rose..., The law makes no exceptions..., With few exceptions, guests are booked for week-long visits.     
2    If you make a general statement, and then say that something or someone is no exception, you are emphasizing that they are included in that statement.  
no exception      phrase   v-link PHR     (emphasis)    Marketing is applied to everything these days, and books are no exception..., Most people have no real idea how to change to healthy food, and Maureen was no exception.     
3    If you are making a general statement and you say that something is the exception that proves the rule, you mean that although it seems to contradict your statement, in most other cases your statement will be true.  
the exception that proves the rule      phrase   exception and V inflect, usu v-link PHR  
Wine-making and accountants don't usually go together, but Thierry Hasard is an exception that proves the rule.     
4    If you take exception to something, you feel offended or annoyed by it, usually with the result that you complain about it.  
take exception to something      phrase   V inflects   (=object)  
He also took exception to having been spied on...     
5    You use with the exception of to introduce a thing or person that is not included in a general statement that you are making.  
with the exception of      prep-phrase  
Yesterday was a day off for everybody, with the exception of Lawrence...     
6    You use without exception to emphasize that the statement you are making is true in all cases.  
without exception      phrase   PHR with cl/group, PHR after v     (emphasis)    The vehicles are without exception old, rusty and dented...     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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exception  

1    debarment, disallowment, excepting, exclusion, leaving out, omission, passing over, rejection  
2    anomaly, departure, deviation, freak, inconsistency, irregularity, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, special case  
3    take exception      be offended, be resentful, demur, disagree, object, quibble, take offence, take umbrage  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
adj.
serving no purpose
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
exp.
not an easy task
n.
no activitiy
Economy term
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
n.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
n.
parent whose children no longer leave in the family home
exp.
Unique user’s identity on internet is simply is user life in cyberspace while if user leave no record or trace of his virtual life is virtual death.
[Tech.]
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
exp.
there is something really obvious that no one talks about

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