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Examples

  • Lord Howe Island marked a kind of halfway point, and save for the day they spent in its vicinity the weather was glorious.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Nothing moves on the river beyond, save for the fast-running tide.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Despite his poor relations with the military save for General Taylor, Kennedys reputation was buttressed sufficiently for him to give a memorable speech at American University in June 1963 that paved the way for the signing in July of a Limited Test Ban Treaty in Moscow.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • In moments, the great hall was empty save for the thralls, who huddled in the shadows.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • The old latifundia of Sicilia will be subdivided save for one given to Imperator Marcus Agrippa.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • No one came near them save for two terrified young marines Davy Evans and Tommy Green were gone deputed to feed them salt beef and the inevitable hard bread.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Furthermore, they were never punished; no one in fact was punished, and save for a few adult incorrigibles who had to be expelled for chronic drunkenness or some such vice, discipline seemed to be wielded by benignity rather than fear.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • A lush-looking vegetable garden surrounded it save for a path of basalt rocks to the door, and beyond the garden sugar cane waved.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The ships save for Fishburn and Golden Grove had sailed, but Richard wrote no letters.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Two other isles attended the big one: a tiny low isle close in shore bristling with pine trees, and a larger isle perhaps four miles to the south, craggily tall and vividly green save for a few clumps of dark pines.

    Morgan’s Run

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  • I've a few "words" like these; I might set them against each other in a list.

    November 29, 2008

  • ... a rainy day.

    November 27, 2008