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 Meanings and Examples of BUT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
but
 conj.  except for the fact, on the other hand
 ad.  and nothing more
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  It took two hands to do it, but it did turn.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  If I live I may be a hunchback, but I shan't live.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
4  No, but he wishes he'd never been born.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  She was not used to any one's tempers but her own.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  I'm going to Dickon, but I'll come back.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
7  He didn't know he was doing it but he did.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
8  It's Magic," said Mary, "but not black.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  Mary looked hard too, but she said nothing.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  She resurrected nothing but the cat.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
11  She thrust it away again, but with less animosity.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  The girl glanced at the words, but made no sign.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
13  She listened intently, but there was no answer.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
14  She had no companions but silence and loneliness.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  I'll try, but don't you be afeard.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (207 in 14 pages)
16  They rapped the door, but there was no answer.
17  I asked her the time but she gave no answer.
18  Life's too short to be anything but happy.
19  Don't agree, but don't argue either.
20  We have no choice but to arrive late.
21  I had no alternative but to accept his offer.
22  Art is long, but lift is short.
23  I had no option but to ask him to leave.
24  Sickness is felt, but health not at all.
25  Every door may be shut but death's door.
26  Fortune is easily found, but hard to be kept.
27  Nothing is really beautiful but truth.
28  Men alleged oath, but is a beautiful lies just.
29  Life is tough, but I'm tougher.
30  Tough times never last, but tough people do.