Definition Of exception


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

the drives between towns are a delight, and the journey to Graz is no exception

Example Of exception

  • A capable display by the man in the middle is now the exception rather than the rule.

  • An exception puts a rule to test, it does not and cannot prove it in any way.

  • An exception to this general rule is formed by a cheque which bears on its front the letter R.

  • he always plays top tunes, and tonight was no exception

  • I have a friend and neighbour called Peter Thomson who is an exception to the general rule.

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