exception exception  /ɪk ˈsɛp ʃən/


  1. (n) a deliberate act of omission
  2. (n) an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
  3. (n) grounds for adverse criticism


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  1. Private investigators would like a similar exception to help them catch bad actors.
  2. The exception was Ann, the quiet young woman in the corner who began to hang out with Obama and his friends that fall.
  3. Wars are rarely fought without the use of spies and the American Revolution was no exception.


  1. Phillies Notes: Stutes placed on DL with biceps tendinitis

    Bad news almost always follows the bad baseball for the Phillies these days, and Sunday was no exception. Immediately after the team completed its disappointing homestand with an 8-0 loss to the New York Mets, the Phillies announced that righthander Michael Stutes had been placed on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Players Firmly on the Roster Bubble

    With the exception of the Michael Crabtree injury, everything has gone as usual for Jim Harbaugh and his San Francisco 49ers .  Of course, the offseason did have some notable headlines. From the signing of an Olympian to a rather noteworthy rookie receiver who loves to be early, and lest not forget the heartwarming story of Niners draft pick, Marcus Lattimore, the offseason was interesting to ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. On verge of sweep in K.C., Sox drop the ball again

    Eighth-inning errors by Crain, Ramirez keep team from building momentum KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the exception of equipment bags being zipped and the clanking of dinner plates, silence dominated the visitors' clubhouse Sunday after the White Sox's baffling 7-6 loss to the Royals.        
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune


  1. "It's not a political issue, it's a moral issue," Gore said of global warming, "We have everything we need to get started with the possible exception of the will to act," he said.
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Reuters India

  2. Vijay Mallya, chairman and team principal, said: "Giancarlo and his management team approached me yesterday with the proposal from Ferrari. For any Italian driver, a Ferrari race seat is a long-held dream and for Giancarlo it was no exception."
    on Sep 3, 2009 By: Vijay Mallya Source: Khabrein.info

  3. Keller said, "This story was no exception. It was a long time in the works. It reached my desk late Tuesday afternoon. After a final edit and a routine check by our lawyers, we published it."
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Bill Keller Source: ABC News

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /