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But vs. Yet

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  • But (preposition)

    Outside of.

    "Away but the hoose and tell me whae's there."

  • But (preposition)

    Apart from, except (for), excluding.

    "Everyone but Father left early."

    "''I like everything but that."

    "Nobody answered the door when I knocked, so I had no choice but to leave."

  • But (adverb)

    Merely, only, just.

  • But (adverb)

    Though, however.

    "I'll have to go home early but."

  • But (adverb)

    Used as an intensifier.

    "Nobody, but nobody, crosses me and gets away with it."

  • But (conjunction)

    On the contrary, but rather (introducing a word or clause that contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence without the negation).

    "I am not rich but (I am) poor;"

    "not John but Peter went there."

  • But (conjunction)

    However, although, nevertheless, on the other hand (implies that the following clause is contrary to prior belief or contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence).

    "She is very old but still attractive."

    "You told me I could do that, but she said that I could not."

  • But (conjunction)

    Except that (introducing a subordinate clause which qualifies a negative statement); also, with omission of the subject of the subordinate clause, acting as a negative relative, "except one that", "except such that".

    "I cannot but feel offended."

  • But (conjunction)

    Without its also being the case that; unless that (introducing a necessary concomitant).

    "It never rains but it pours."

  • But (conjunction)

    Except with; unless with; without.

  • But (conjunction)

    Only; solely; merely.

  • But (conjunction)

    Until.

  • But (noun)

    An instance or example of using the word "but".

    "It has to be done ā€“ no ifs or buts."

  • But (noun)

    The outer room of a small two-room cottage.

  • But (noun)

    A limit; a boundary.

  • But (noun)

    The end; especially the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end; the butt.

  • But (verb)

    Use the word "but".

    "But me no buts."

  • Yet (adverb)

    Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.

    "He has never yet been late for an appointment;"

    "Iā€™m not yet wise enough to answer that;"

    "Have you finished yet?"

  • Yet (adverb)

    Continuously up to the current time; still.

    "The workers went to the factory early and are striking yet."

  • Yet (adverb)

    At some future time; eventually.

    "The riddle will be solved yet."

  • Yet (adverb)

    Not as of the time referenced.

    "I've yet to see him. ā€” I have not yet seen him."

    "I had yet to go to a convention. ā€” I had not yet gone to a convention."

    "He seemed yet to be convinced. ā€” He seemed not yet to have been convinced."

  • Yet (adverb)

    In addition.

    "There are two hours yet to go until our destination."

  • Yet (adverb)

    Even.

    "K-2 is yet higher than this."

  • Yet (conjunction)

    Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.

    "I thought I knew you, yet how wrong I was."

  • Yet (verb)

    To melt; found; cast, as metal.

  • Yet (noun)

    A metal pan or boiler; yetling.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • But (preposition)

    Except with; unless with; without.

  • But (preposition)

    Except; besides; save.

  • But (preposition)

    Excepting or excluding the fact that; save that; were it not that; unless; - elliptical, for but that.

  • But (preposition)

    Otherwise than that; that not; - commonly, after a negative, with that.

  • But (preposition)

    Only; solely; merely.

  • But (preposition)

    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.

  • But (noun)

    The outer apartment or kitchen of a two-roomed house; - opposed to ben, the inner room.

  • But (noun)

    A limit; a boundary.

  • But (noun)

    The end; esp. the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end. Now disused in this sense, being replaced by butt{2}. See 1st Butt.

  • But (verb)

    See Butt, v., and Abut, v.

  • Yet (noun)

    Any one of several species of large marine gastropods belonging to the genus Yetus, or Cymba; a boat shell.

  • Yet (adverb)

    In addition; further; besides; over and above; still.

  • Yet (adverb)

    At the same time; by continuance from a former state; still.

  • Yet (adverb)

    Up to the present time; thus far; hitherto; until now; - and with the negative, not yet, not up to the present time; not as soon as now; as, Is it time to go? Not yet. See As yet, under As, conj.

  • Yet (adverb)

    Before some future time; before the end; eventually; in time.

  • Yet (adverb)

    Even; - used emphatically.

  • Yet (conjunction)

    Nevertheless; notwithstanding; however.

Webster Dictionary
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  • But (adverb)

    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"

  • Yet (adverb)

    up to the present time;

    "I have yet to see the results"

    "details are yet to be worked out"

  • Yet (adverb)

    used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time;

    "So far he hasn't called"

    "the sun isn't up yet"

  • Yet (adverb)

    to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;

    "looked sick and felt even worse"

    "an even (or still) more interesting problem"

    "still another problem must be solved"

    "a yet sadder tale"

  • Yet (adverb)

    within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time;

    "he will understand eventually"

    "he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"

    "sooner or later you will have to face the facts"

    "in time they came to accept the harsh reality"

  • Yet (adverb)

    used after a superlative;

    "this is the best so far"

    "the largest drug bust yet"

  • Yet (adverb)

    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession);

    "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"

    "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"

    "he was a stern yet fair master"

    "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

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