Adjective "Buts" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Buts


    Definition:

    1. on the contrary; yet: My brother went, but I did not.

    2. except; save: She was so overcome with grief she could do nothing but weep.

    3. unless; if not; except that (followed by a clause, often with that expressed): Nothing would do but that I should come in.

    4. without the circumstance that: It never rains but it pours.

    5. otherwise than: There is no hope but by prayer.

    6. that (used especially after doubt, deny, etc., with a negative): I don't doubt but he wi

    Origin:
    but

    Examples:

    "underminings can be buts."

    "newses can be buts."