exception ex∙cep∙tion noun 1. a person or thing that is not included in a general statement • 一般情况以外的人(或事物);例外:
»Most of the buildings in the town are modern, but the church is an exception.
»With very few exceptions, private schools get the best exam results.
»Nobody had much money at the time and I was no exception.
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).
»There are always a lot of exceptions to grammar rules.
【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.
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.
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.
»No six could possibly take exception to his comments.
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.
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.
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n. 除外, 例外, 反對, 異議

English-Chinese dictionary. 2013.

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