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  • n. Plural form of exception.


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  • I have no doubt there are exceptions, and of course include you amongst them, but you will recollect, that "_exceptions only prove the Rule_."

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 1

  • When I'm thinking about what exception handling I need to implement in a given program, I first classify every exception I might catch into one of four buckets which I label exceptions are not your fault, you cannot prevent them, and you cannot sensibly clean up from them.

    MSDN Blogs

  • Among the exceptions is an elegant dark wooden chest of drawers from Hitler's chancellery, filigreed with hundreds of swastika forms, which has been hung at a diagonal angle on a corner wall, and is further protected from possible Hitler admirers by a thin gauze panel.

    Germany's first Hitler exhibition opens in nervous Berlin museum

  • CRS responded that, while Sebelius could craft certain exceptions to the threshold, she could not change that threshold wholesale, as that would violate the plain meaning of the word "exceptions": News

  • However, based on the ordinary meaning of the word "exceptions" and the opinion in News

  • One law of life that has few exceptions is that the bait for all cons is greed.

    Horrors Trading | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • If they are subject to our laws, then it also follows that they are subject to the protections those laws confer (with certain exceptions, mainly limited to rights due citizens re voting, etc. and re immigration status). joe from Lowell says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism

  • Most of the narrative, with some jarring exceptions, is told in first-person by the leader of the group, fourteen-year-old Max, whose full name is, in fact, Maximum Ride, a name she picked out for herself, giving yet another example of why kids shouldn't be allowed to name themselves.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • There are certain exceptions that allow for the AG to be a prosecutor, mainly for small counties that lack resources in major cases.

    Spam on Sam (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Yes, one can argue for certain exceptions and for limited infringements as a remedy – limited in degree and in duration.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Public Opinion, Anti-Discrimination Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964


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