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Definitions of but

  1.   See Butt, v., and Abut, v.
  2.   The end of a connecting rod or other like piece, to which the boxing is attached by the strap, cotter, and gib.
  3.   A push, thrust, or sudden blow, given by the head of an animal; as, the butt of a ram.
  4.   Only; solely; merely.
  5.   Except; besides.
  6.   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.
  7.   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.
  8.   Expressing surprise or dissent.
  9.   A person at whom ridicule, jest, or contempt is directed; as, the butt of the company.
  10.   Except; yet; nevertheless; however; not with standing; tho; even if; besides; again.
  11.   Except; unless; except that; which not; yet; nevertheless; than.
  12.   The larger or thicker end of anything.
  13.   Or conj. without: except: besides: only: yet: still.
  14.   A hinge.
  15.   See Butt.
  16.   Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; - elliptical, for but that.
  17.   A target.
  18.   Except; besides; save.
  19.   Without; except; yet; still.
  20.   A joint where the ends of two objects come squarely together without scarfing or chamfering; - also called butt joint.
  21.   Only.
  22.   The joint where two planks in a strake meet.
  23.   Not otherwise than; no more than; only.
  24.   Still; even if; however; yet; nevertheless.
  25.   The outer apartment or kitchen of a two- roomed house; - opposed to ben, the inner room.
  26.   The hut or shelter of the person who attends to the targets in rifle practice.
  27.   A limit; a bound; a goal; the extreme bound; the end.
  28.   The portion of a half- coupling fastened to the end of a hose.
  29.   Otherwise than that; that not; - commonly, after a negative, with that.
  30.   Same as BUTT.
  31.   Except.
  32.   A limit; a boundary.
  33.   Only; no more than.
  34.   The thickest and stoutest part of tanned oxhides, used for soles of boots, harness, trunks.
  35.   Something more to supply; unless.
  36.   A piece of land left unplowed at the end of a field.
  37.   Leaving out; except; barring.
  38.   The thicker end of anything. See But.
  39.   A mark to be shot at; a target.
  40.   A thrust in fencing.
  41.   Except with; unless with; without.
  42.   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"
  43.   The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. See 1st Butt.

Antonyms for but

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

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

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