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Definitions of but

  1.   and nothing more I was merely asking it is simply a matter of time just a scratch he was only a child hopes that last but a moment
  2.   Except with unless with without
  3.   Except besides save
  4.   Only solely merely
  5.   On the contrary on the other hand only yet still however nevertheless more further as connective of sentences or clauses of a sentence in a sense more or less exceptive or adversative as the House of Representatives passed the bill but the Senate dissented our wants are many but quite of another kind
  6.   A limit a boundary
  7.   The end esp the larger or thicker end or the blunt in distinction from the sharp end See 1st Butt
  8.   See Butt v and Abut v
  9.   A limit a bound a goal the extreme bound the end
  10.   The thicker end of anything See But
  11.   A mark to be shot at a target
  12.   A person at whom ridicule jest or contempt is directed as the butt of the company
  13.   A push thrust or sudden blow given by the head of an animal as the butt of a ram
  14.   A thrust in fencing
  15.   A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field
  16.   The end of a connecting rod or other like piece to which the boxing is attached by the strap cotter and gib
  17.   The portion of a half coupling fastened to the end of a hose
  18.   The joint where two planks in a strake meet
  19.   The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides used for soles of boots harness trunks
  20.   The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice
  21.   A hinge
  22.   Except
  23.   Excepting or excluding the fact that save that were it not that unless elliptical for but that
  24.   Otherwise than that that not commonly after a negative with that
  25.   The outer apartment or kitchen of a two roomed house opposed to ben the inner room
  26.   A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering also called butt joint
  27.   A kind of hinge used in hanging doors etc so named because fastened on the edge of the door which butts against the casing instead of on its face like the strap hinge also called butt hinge
  28.   Except besides
  29.   Still even if however yet nevertheless
  30.   Only no more than
  31.   Or conj without except besides only yet still
  32.   Same as BUTT
  33.   Only
  34.   Without except yet still
  35.   Not otherwise than no more than only
  36.   Leaving out except barring
  37.   Except yet nevertheless however not with standing tho even if besides again
  38.   The larger or thicker end of anything
  39.   A target
  40.   Except unless except that which not yet nevertheless than
  41.   See Butt
  42.   Something more to supply unless
  43.   Expressing surprise or dissent

Antonyms for but

as well, also, withal, likewise, besides, similarly, too, in addition.

Quotes of but

  1. Here is the rule to remember in the future When anything tempts you to be bitter not "This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune – Marcus Aurelius
  2. I must confess my Spanish is not so good except I read a little so I started with the English but then determined that it would have to be in Spanish – George Crumb
  3. Laziness may appear attractive but work gives satisfaction – Anne Frank
  4. Cowards are cruel but the brave love mercy and delight to save – John Gay
  5. Having decisions made not in midnight deals but in the light of objective evidence and after consulting those who will be affected should itself provide some reassurance that the EU is trying to reform itself – John Hutton
  6. If I play my cards right I could bring network wrestling back to TV Unfortunately to most people wrestling is a laughingstock But fortunately I'm reaching people who otherwise wouldn't watch it – Andy Kaufman
  7. Well right now we're so busy that I kind of had to put all the hobbies on hold But I like going camping with my kids I have two daughters they're 7 and 10 years old – Mark Kelly
  8. But if you have a point of view and you're an artist or a writer it's kind of crazy to not take advantage of that especially if you can do something that's entertaining as well I've done a number of things like that over the years – David Lloyd
  9. Creativity is not the finding of a thing but the making something out of it after it is found – James Russell Lowell
  10. Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things – Mary MacLane
  11. I've got two daughters 9 years old and 6 years old I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals But if they make a mistake I don't want them punished with a baby – Barack Obama
  12. It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for But you know why people steal the music Because they can't afford the music – Tom Petty
  13. The Lotus is a couple of years newer than the Williams was and as the pace of development in F1 cars is so quick I expect it to be another completely different experience but still one that I know I'm going to enjoy – Nelson Piquet
  14. I travel not to go anywhere but to go I travel for travel's sake The great affair is to move – Robert Louis Stevenson
  15. I'm surprised at the extent of the bigotry But it really plays out when companies or schools take a side and prohibit the other platform at all We Mac users should be good even when the other side is bad We should do what we can to accept the other platforms – Steve Wozniak

Usage examples for but

  1. But now all at once see here – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  2. But he will my lady – The Admirable Crichton by J. M. Barrie
  3. But I think you do – Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
  4. But I cannot and you cannot – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  5. Here we are again but not all of us ” – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  6. But how can it – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  7. But what could a man know – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  8. But now I desarve it – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  9. But now we know it – Tinker's Dam by Joseph Tinker
  10. But I love 'em ” – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  11. Yes but not now – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  12. But do you know where he is now – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  13. But 'twas to be I s'pose ” – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  14. But I believe it had not been – Dotty Dimple At Home by Sophie May
  15. But what have we to do with it – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  16. But what shall be done – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  17. Why but what saies he – The Scornful Lady by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  18. But why must I go – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  19. But he did not say – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  20. But tell me mother – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner

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