from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. With the exception of; besides: Apart from a few scratches, the car was undamaged.

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  • prep. except for; besides


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  • What set “the Polish maverick” apart from other CEOs and gambling executives was that he was as action-crazy as the customers he coveted.

    One of a Kind

  • At the border of the cow-calf pairs, he saw one little calf hover apart from the others, gazing forlornly into the group.

    Plain Language

  • Sacred objects (res sacrœ) are immediately connected with Divine worship, and are set apart from all other things by an act of worship or consecration as things consecrated (res consecratœ), and by benediction as things blessed

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • It had a Paris postmark and apart from my name the words on it were totally unintelligible.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • I had almost been tempted to ask Rachel to wait for us in Boothbay, but apart from not wanting to risk a sock to the jaw, I knew that she would provide reassurance for Marcy Becker.

    The Killing Kind

  • In the massive belfries, which mostly stood apart from the churches, hung six or even more bells, which latterly were cast in the Reductions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The Madeira's principal claim to fame, apart from producing eligible young women who always used the correct knife and never spat on the sidewalk, was that its former headmistress, Jean Harris, had shot dead her lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower, in 1980, after he left her for a younger woman.

    The Killing Kind

  • Deborah Mercier sat apart from her husband, head down.

    The Killing Kind

  • During these years in Italy, Twombly's output sometimes reflected developments in the rest of the world: for example, as minimalist artists were creating a stir in America and Europe, in the late 1960s Twombly executed six monochrome canvases, the Treatise on the Veil, which are completely blank apart from measurements written in crayon over the grey paint.

    Cy Twombly obituary

  • It is to be noted that time and movement have no reality apart from quantified things which move, and of which the movement is measurable; and that the line and superficies are no more than abstractions practised upon the real quantum = = tridimensional body.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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