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except

[ek′sept]
(mathematics)
A logical operator which has the property that if P and Q are two statements, then the statement “P except Q” is true only when P alone is true; it is false for the other three combinations (P false Q false, P false Q true, and P true Q true).
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The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
It was empty except for a wolf or two, for Galazi abode here seldom now; but when he was on the mountain would sleep in the forest, which was nearer the kraal of his brother the Slaughterer.
Therefore push it no farther except in the utmost need, lest it remain where it fall, whether you will it or not.
When the stone was shut the cave was almost dark, except for a ray of light that entered by a hole little larger than a man's hand, that, looked at from within, was on the right of the stone.
there was nothing of him left except his spear alone.
With a howl, for the last time they leaped down upon the foe, tearing, harrying, and killing till they themselves were dead by the spear, every one of them except Deathgrip, who crept back sorely wounded to die with Galazi.
Perfect propriety at a death is seldom achieved except by the undertaker, who has the advantage of being free from emotion.
One night, at the beginning of the hot weather, all the Mess, except The Worm, who had gone to his own room to write Home letters, were sitting on the platform outside the Mess House.
I think we were all, except the Colonel and the Senior Subaltern, a little disappointed that the scandal had come to nothing.
We got on, however, pretty well but, except the geology, nothing could be less interestin than our day's ride.
The young bulls generally run away, for a short distance; but the old ones do no stir a step, except to rush at man and horse; and man horses have been thus killed.