- ♠ exception
1. a person or thing that is not included in a general statement
»Most of the buildings in the town are modern, but the church is an exception.城里大多是现代建筑,不过教堂是个例外。»With very few exceptions, private schools get the best exam results.私立学校考试结果是最好的,很少有例外情况。»Nobody had much money at the time and I was no exception.那时候谁都没有很多钱,我也不例外。2. a thing that does not follow a rule • 规则的例外；例外的事物:»Good writing is unfortunately the exception rather than the rule (= it is unusual).可惜优秀的文字作品真是可遇不可求。»There are always a lot of exceptions to grammar rules.语法规则总是有很多例外。【IDIOMS】◘ the exception that proves the ˈrule • (saying) people say that sth is the exception that proves the rule when they are stating sth that seems to be different from the normal situation, but they mean that the normal situation remains true in general • 反证规律的例外；足以证明普遍性的例外:»Most electronics companies have not done well this year, but ours is the exception that proves the rule.今年多数电子公司都不景气,而我们公司却是普遍中的例外。◘ make an exˈception • to allow sb not to follow the usual rule on six occasion • 允许有例外；让…成为例外:»Children are not usually allowed in, but Iˈm prepared to make an exception in this case.儿童一般不允许入内,不过这次我可以破例。◘ take exˈception to sth • to object strongly to sth; to be angry about sth • (强烈地)反对；生…的气:»I take great exception to the fact that you told my wife before you told me.你还没告诉我就先对我妻子讲了,为此我非常生气。»No six could possibly take exception to his comments.任何人都不可能对他的意见提出异议。◘ with the exˈception of • except; not including • 除…之外；不包括…在内:»All his novels are set in Italy with the exception of his last.他的小说除最后一部外全是以意大利为背景。◘ without exˈception • used to emphasize that the statement you are making is always true and everyone or everything is included • 一律；无一例外:»All students without exception must take the English examination.所有学生都必须参加英语考试,无一例外。* * *[ik'sepʃәn]n. 除外, 例外, 反對, 異議
English-Chinese dictionary. 2013.