exception (n.)
(often plural) objection, dislike, disapproval
1H6 IV.i.105[Vernon to King, of Basset's reaction to the white rose] he first took exceptions at this badge
3H6 III.ii.46[Edward to Lady Grey] you will take exceptions to my boon
H5 II.iv.34[Constable to Dauphin, of King Henry] How modest in exception [i.e. in raising objections]
H5 IV.ii.23[Constable to Dauphin] 'Tis positive 'gainst all exceptions ... / That our superfluous lackeys ... were enow / To purge this field
TG I.iii.81[Proteus alone, of Antonio] Lest he should take exceptions to my love
TG V.ii.3[Proteus to Thurio, of Silvia] she takes exceptions at your person
TN I.iii.4[Maria to Sir Toby, of Olivia] Your cousin, my lady, takes great exceptions to your ill hours
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