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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- (stressed) enPR: bŭt, IPA: /bʌt/, SAMPA: /bVt/
- (unstressed) enPR: bət, IPA: /bət/, SAMPA: /b@t/
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- Rhymes: -ʌt
- Homophones: butt
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Outside of, without.
- Away but the hoose and tell me whae's there.
Adverbbut (not comparable)
- Except (for), excluding.
- I like everything but that. I have no choice but to leave.
- However, on the contrary (introducing a word or clause that contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence).
- I am not rich but poor. You told me I could do that but she said that I could not.
- Although, nevertheless (implies that the following clause is contrary to prior belief).
- She is very old, but still attractive.
- Beginning a sentence with a coordinating conjunction such as but is considered incorrect by classical grammarians arguing that a coordinating conjunction at the start of a sentence has nothing to connect, but use of the word in this way is very common. It is, however, best to avoid beginning a sentence with but in formal writing. Combining sentences or using however, nevertheless, still, or though is appropriate for the formal style.
- But this tool has its uses.
- This tool has its uses, however.
- Nevertheless, this tool has its uses.
- Still, this tool has its uses.
- This tool still has its uses.
- This tool has its uses, though.
- (1): bar, unless, except, excepting, excluding, with the exception of, without
- (2): however
- (3): yet, although,
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- An instance or example of using the word "but"
- It has to be done – no ifs or buts.
- (Scotland) The outer room of a small two-room cottage.
but m. (pl.: butovi)
but m (plural butovi)
From Low German.
- (rare) blunt
- Third-person singular indicative simple past of boire.
- IPA: [but]
but m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|but]]
but m. (pl.: butovi)
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