- used to introduce a phrase or clause contrasting with what has already been mentioned；used to indicate the impossibility of anything other than what is being stated
- except; apart from; other than；used with repetition of certain words to give emphasis
- no more than; only
- an argument against something; an objection
- 1. used to introduce a phrase or clause contrasting with what has already been mentioned:
he stumbled but didn't fall
this is one principle, but it is not the only one
- 2. used to indicate the impossibility of anything other than what is being stated:
one cannot but sympathize
there was nothing they could do but swallow their pride
- 3. used to introduce a response expressing a feeling such as surprise or anger:
but that's an incredible saving!
- 4. used after an expression of apology for what one is about to say:
I'm sorry, but I can't pay you
- 5. without it being the case that:
it never rains but it pours
- 1. except; apart from; other than:
in Texas, we were never anything but poor
the last but one
- 2. used with repetition of certain words to give emphasis:
nobody, but nobody, was going to stop her
- 1. no more than; only:
he is but a shadow of his former self
choose from a colorful array of oranges, cherries, and raspberries, to name but a few
- 1. an argument against something; an objection:
no buts—just get out of here
as with all these proposals, ifs and buts abound
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