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exception British & World English

A person or thing that is excluded from a general statement or does not follow a rule

exception English Thesaurus

an unexpected outcome was more the rule than the exception

without exception British & World English

With no one or nothing excluded

the exception proves the rule British & World English

The fact that some cases do not follow a rule proves that the rule applies in all other cases

without exception in exception British & World English

With no one or nothing excluded

take exception in exception English Thesaurus

they took exception to the story we printed

the exception proves the rule in exception British & World English

The fact that some cases do not follow a rule proves that the rule applies in all other cases

with the exception of in exception English Thesaurus

everyone shook their heads with the exception of Alice