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ex·cep·tion

(ek-sep'shŭn)
That which is omitted, excluded, or set apart.
[L. excipio, to exclude]
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Reader ERIC BRUUN takes exception to HAROLD MEYERSON'S characterization of federal stimulus funding for clean, green rail transport ("Fed Up With Federalism").
The mean-spirited husband who takes exception to the perfectly reasonable Christmas gift request from his wife should take note.
Paulson takes exception to the popular notion that China's rapid economic ascent will continue unimpeded.
He takes exception to allegations made by Stringer and others that property owners allow scaffolding to remain after they are no longer required in order to collect the extra revenue.